Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Clark explores the art of copying ~ "Copycat: Reproducing Works of Art"

Art Knowledge News - Posted: 29 Jan 2012 0
artwork: Eugène Delacroix - "Lion Devouring a Horse", 1844 - Lithograph on chine collé on paper - © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute opened its latest exhibition, Copycat: Reproducing Works of Art, on January 29. Exploring the line between innovation and imitation, the exhibition features 50 prints and photographs that are both original works of art and repetitions of drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and architecture created by other artists. The exhibition highlights the complex process of copying by studying replications of many rarely seen works from the Clark’s permanent collection, including those by Albrecht Dürer, Paul Cézanne, Eugène Delacroix, Rembrandt van Rijn, Roger Fenton, and Édouard Manet, among others. The exhibition also marks the first public presentation of one of the Clark’s recent acquisitions, Jean Dughet’s series The Seven Sacraments. Copycat will be on view in the Clark’s Manton Research Center building through April 1st.

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