Joseph Goldyne came to prominence with his first solo exhibition of monoprints in 1973. Initially educated as a physician, he went on to earn a graduate degree in art history. A retrospective of his work was held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 2001, and a catalogue raisonné of his artist’s books has just been published by Stanford University Library to accompany an exhibition there.

New Light on Degas’ Dark Dramas

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Café-Concert Singer (Chanteuse de café-concert) (ca. 1877), monotype on paper mounted on board, image 18.5 x 12.8 cm, sheet 23.5 x 18 cm. Private collection.

The recently concluded once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of Degas monotypes at the Museum of Modern Art accomplished something rare among ambitious monographic shows: alongside works of unqualified greatness, it gave space to imperfect, experimental efforts Read More

Drawing in the Dirt at the Feet of Christ: Rembrandt

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, detail from Christ Preaching (La petite Tombe) (ca. 1652), etching, engraving, and drypoint on laid paper, 15.5 x 20.8 cm. Image courtesy C.G. Boerner, New York.

Rembrandt’s etching of Christ preaching (the so-called La petite Tombe) is a fairly common, though much celebrated, print that clearly had wide appeal during the artist’s lifetime. It compresses the qualities that the more overtly theatrical and legendary Hundred Guilder Print Read More