Hercules Segers (c. 1589–c. 1638), the great Dutch experimental printmaker, created otherworldly landscapes of astonishing originality by using an extraordinary array of techniques that still puzzle scholars today. This will be the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the artist, who possessed one of the most fertile creative minds of his time. Segers’s surviving works are extremely rare: only 10 impressions of his prints are in museums in the United States (one in The Met collection), and only 15 paintings have been attributed to the artist. The Rijksmuseum, whose collection of Segers’s work is the largest in the world, is generously lending its entire holdings (74 prints, two oil sketches, and one painting) to the exhibition. Find out more about the ‘Hercules Segers’ exhibition from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website.
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