The Clark – Printed Renaissance, Eight Positions Opening Lecture
In conjunction with the opening of 'Printed Renaissance', the Clark Art Institute has hosted a lecture by guest curator Yuefeng Wu. The lecture was presented in the Clark’s auditorium on July 29, 2023. How do we remember the arts of the Italian Renaissance? Why have we become intimately familiar with the names and works of such creative figures as Raphael and Michelangelo? Since the late 1400s, the new medium of printmaking fundamentally changed the way artistic images multiplied and circulated in European society. Prints that copy famous paintings were repeatedly made, sold, and collected through the centuries. Yuefeng Wu, graduate student curator of Printed Renaissance, shows how the practice of print reproduction shaped and created the history of Renaissance painting in this opening lecture.