Friday, March 13, 2015

Etchings & Monoprints

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-1664) produced the etching above in 1648. It served both as a symbol-heavy monument to his own "genius" (as the most prominent Italian print-maker of his time) and as an introduction to an extensive group of other etchings, promiscuously mingling mythological subjects with Christian scenes.

Satyr Beneath Herm

Satyr Beneath Herm


Raising of Lazarus

Discovery of the Remains of Saints Peter and Paul

Tobit Burying the Dead

Nativity of Christ with God the Father

Animals Entering Noah's Arrk

Young Herdsman

According to curators at the Getty Museum, Castiglione was "probably" also the inventor of the monoprint, as seen below.

Creation of Adam

Figure with Turban