Up Close: Barbs, Beauty, and the Bite of the Print:

Thu Oct 13, 11
Thu Oct 20, 11
Thu Oct 27, 11

Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

(269) 349-7775

Barbs, Beauty, and the Bite of the Print: James Whistler and the Etching Revival

James Abbott McNeill Whistler Rotherhithe

$30 members/$40 non-members

Greg Waskowsky, instructor

Artist James McNeill Whistler once quipped: "I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring." Yet nowhere is Whistler's genius and posterity more evident than in his etchings. Inspired by Rembrandt, Whistler envisioned etching (the process of drawing on and printing from metal plates) not just as a means of making multiple images, but also as a highly sophisticated form of drawing.

This 3-part program explores Whistler's innovative and influential approaches to the medium as well as the significant role etching came to play in 19th century art. In addition to studying the fine selection of etchings by Whistler and his contemporaries in the KIA Collection, the program will also include a hands-on demonstration of the etching process.

To find out more about Up Close programs or to register for a series, please click here, or call (269) 349-7775.

Sponsored by Educational Community Credit Union

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