barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Working in Colour

The language of colour across four centuries of printmaking is explored in this display that complements the Barber’s main spring exhibition, ‘The Rhythm of Light’. Featuring at least six different types of printmaking and numerous colouring techniques by artists as diverse as Gillray, Turner, Max Ernst and Edward Lear, It also explores the possible functions, meanings and effects of these colourful prints – suggesting changing artistic and social trends, technologies and audiences.

KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)

The Young Couple

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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Noon (second in sequence from 'The Four Times of the Day')

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John Sloan (1871-1951)

The Little Bride (New York City Life Series)

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John Sloan (1871-1951)

The Women's Page

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