Agostino Lauro, detail from Portrait of the Engraver’s Daughter (1845).

Agostino Lauro and the Strange Engraver’s Daughter

Bill Thompson, detail from Edition (2015).

Prix de Print No. 15: Edition by Bill Thompson

Andrew Raftery, detail from Scene 2, Dining Room from Open House: Five Engraved Scenes (2008).

Art at the Threshold: An Inch in Andrew Raftery’s Open House

William Henry Johnson, detail from Jitterbugs II (ca. 1941).

William Henry Johnson’s Jitterbugs II

  • An Infinite Inch: A Reflection on Vivien Bittencourt’s Palatino

    There was once a world. And once, this place was home to the culture that ruled that world. It seemed, then, that it was the whole world, although later it would be revealed that the world was much greater than was then imagined …Read more

  • Giorgio Morandi: Epiphany in a Bottle

    Giorgio Morandi, detail from Still Life with Vases, Bottles etc. on a table (1929), etching, 15 x 20.5 cm. Estorick Collection, London, UK / Bridgeman Images. ©2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome.

    I first saw this print, Still Life with Vases, Bottles etc. on a table (1929), in the exhibition “Giorgio Morandi—Etchings” at the Tate Gallery in 1991. The exhibition made a great impression on me—I could go as far as saying that it represented an epiphany …Read more

  • The Affecting Scale of Walter Inglis Anderson

    Looking south across Beach Boulevard, past the live oaks and shipyard and across the whitecaps in the Mississippi Sound, I can see Round Island and Horn. The latter rests on the horizon about nine miles out, hardly more than a white line …Read more

  • An Undiscovered State of Albrecht Dürer’s Large Cannon

    Fig. A. Albrecht Dürer, detail from The Large Cannon (1518), state ii/iii, etching, 22 x 32.2 mm. Private Collection.

    Fig. A. Albrecht Dürer, detail from The Large Cannon (1518), state ii/iii, etching, 22 x 32.2 mm. Private Collection.

    Albrecht Dürer’s graphic oeuvre includes some 100 copperplates, 360 woodcuts, 3 drypoints and 6 iron etchings. The last of the latter is The Large Cannon, which is famous not only for Dürer’s use of the new technique of etching …Read more