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Lucas Van Leyden – Master of Printmaking

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

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Together with Albrecht Dürer and Marcantonio Raimondi, Lucas van Leyden is one of the most famous engravers of the Renaissance. This exhibition presents a rich selection of around 100 prints from the holdings of the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich. They make Lucas van Leyden’s artistic process transparent and offer profound insight into his visual world. He is known for his delicate engraving technique: the subtle gradations of grey with which he produced spatial depth and atmospheric mood fascinated fellow artists and collectors early on, including Rembrandt. And even today his imaginative storytelling – through original interpretations of traditional themes as well as new and unconventional subjects – can cast a spell on the viewer. Find out more about the Lucas Van Leyden exhibition from the Pinakothek Der Moderne’s website.

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Woman with the Dog (1510), Lucas van Leyden. © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

Woman with the Dog (1510), Lucas van Leyden. © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

The Milkmaid (1510), Lucas van Leyden. © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

The Milkmaid (1510), Lucas van Leyden. © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

The Dentist (1523), Lucas van Leyden. © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

The Dentist (1523), Lucas van Leyden. © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

The Large Ecce Homo (1510), Lucas van Leyden. © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

The Large Ecce Homo (1510), Lucas van Leyden. © Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

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