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The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers
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Feb 13, 2017 - May 21, 2017
1000 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10028
212-535-7710
Nearest Subways
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B,C at 72 St
6 at 68 St-Hunter College
B,C at 96 St
The great experimental printmaker Hercules Segers (Dutch, ca. 1590–ca. 1638), one of the most fertile artistic minds of his time, created otherworldly landscapes of astonishing originality. With a unique array of techniques whose identification still puzzles scholars, he etched extraordinary, colorful landscapes and still lifes. Rejecting the idea that prints from a single plate should all look the same in black and white, he produced impressions in varied color schemes—painting them, then adding lines or cutting down the plate. Segers turned each impression of his evocative landscapes into unique miniature paintings that seem out of their time. He was a favorite artist of Rembrandt, who owned eight paintings and one printing plate by Segers.

This exhibition is the first to display almost all of Segers's prints in varying impressions alongside a selection of his paintings, and will be the first large selection of his fascinating work to be shown in the United States.
When:
February 13, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Normal Venue Hours: Fri.-Sat. 10 am-9pm; Sun.-Thu. 10 am-5:30 pm
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