Jacques Callot and the Baroque Print | An Exhibition

The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, is hosting “Jacques Callot and the Baroque Print,” an exhibition that is on view through January 22, 2012.

This exhibition explores the religious and political themes of Jacques Callot’s art along with his technical innovations in etching. Callot’s meticulous and artful depictions of religious subjects, festivals, war and distinct social types shaped the subject matter and appearance of prints throughout Europe in the early 17th century.

The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian painting by Jacques Callot, art exhibition

The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian (ca 1631–33; etching, state I/II, 61/2x123/4) by Jacques Callot (French, 1592–1635). Museum Works of Art Fund. Courtesy of the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Prints by Callot’s contemporaries such as Jacques Bellange, Stefano della Bella and Claude Lorrain are included in the exhibition. Additional works by the Spanish master Jusepe de Ribera and the Dutch master Rembrandt, who departed from Callot’s technical and visual principles, provide a broader context for his work.

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