The graphic arts as an instrument

Producing paintings is an elaborate and expensive matter. Only the medium of graphic prints enables them to spread among the entire population, including burgher households. Graphic reproduction is a perfect propaganda tool for the Church and rulers. It also makes the painters popular among the wider population. Thanks to large print runs, engravings and etchings become a lucrative business for many artists.

 Overview

St George's Fair

Joannes and Lucas van Doetecum, after Pieter Bruegel the Elder


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The Shepherdess on the Donkey

Nicolaes Berchem


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Knife-grinder and Cobbler

Adriaen van Ostade


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The Fiddler and the Hurdy-gurdy Boy

Adriaen van Ostade


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Alte Galerie, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560
altegalerie@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours


1 April to 30 October 2022
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am-6pm 

1 November to 18 December 2022 only with guided tour by prior appointment

Opening Hours Library
Tues–Fri 10am–12pm and afternoons by appointment only

 

6th June 2022
15th August 2022
1st November 2022 (

with guided tour

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8th December 2022 (

with guided tour

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