barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


The Printed Word: Image, Text and Meaning

Text and image come under discussion in European prints from the 16th to the 20th century by or after artists as diverse as Samuel Palmer, Goya, Grosz and MirĂ³.

Inscriptions on portraits, literary references in historical images, lettering styles, and text as an element of composition: all these fascinating issues are explored.

The display includes prints intended for many different uses, including for periodicals and posters.

UNKNOWN ITALIAN ARTIST

Head of Prudence

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Unknown Italian Artist

Lion Mask

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UNKNOWN THAI ARTIST

Head of a Buddha

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Leon McCawley

Wednesday 20 May, 7.30pm

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