Member Highlights Talk: Astrup's Prints and Process
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
3:00 PM–4:00 PM
Jay A. Clarke, Rothman Family Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, discusses Nikolai Astrup’s extraordinary color woodcut prints. Clarke considers Astrup’s complex woodcut process, in which he used multiple blocks to make one image, resulting in no two prints looking the same. Astrup was influenced not only by earlier Japanese woodblock prints but also by newly formed theories on abstraction and the aesthetic purity of children’s art.
This members-only talk will be broadcast live and will be about thirty minutes long. Registrants will be emailed a private link to the webcast before the event.
Reservations are required; please make your reservation by 9 am on June 22.
Nikolai Astrup, Bird on a Stone (detail), woodblock, c. 1905–14; print, by 1914. Color woodcut on paper. Savings Bank Foundation DNB / KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen