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.
Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)
Dressing for the Masquerade
Arthur Illies (1870-1952)
Ripe Cornfield: Evening (Ahrenfeld am Abend)