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.

Storytelling in the Galleries

Saturday 19 October

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Get Involved! Taking Part and Volunteering Afternoon

Tuesday 22 October, 4 - 6pm

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