Ahmanson Building, Level 2
May 5, 2012–September 9, 2012

The German Woodcut: Renaissance and Expressionist Revival explores the development of the woodcut in the Renaissance and the atavistic engagement with the medium in the twentieth century. The installation includes approximately fifty German woodcuts, drawn primarily from the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies and the Prints and Drawings collection.
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Image Top: Käthe Kollwitz, Memorial sheet for Karl Libknecht, 1919–1920, Woodcut on wove paper, Sheet: 17 13/16 x 22 5/8 in., The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies.

Image Bottom: Hans Baldung Grien, The Lamentation, circa 1515–1517, Sheet: 8 7/8 x 6 in., Purchased with funds provided by The Ahmanson Foundation, Garrett Corporation, Graphic Arts Council Curatorial Discretionary Fund, and Graphic Arts Donors: Mr. Werner Boeninger, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Meltzer, Mrs. Mary S. Ruiz, Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Simms, Dr. and Mrs. Kurt Wagner, Mrs. Estelle Williams, and Mr. and Mrs. Julius L. Zelman.


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