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The Unfinished Print

investigates the creative process and the workings of the artistic imagination as revealed by the unfinished print. Studies include works by Rembrandt, Piranesi, Cassatt, Villon, Gauguin, and others. (National Gallery of Art)

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During the nineteenth century etching was revitalized, once again stressing its originality and immediacy as an art form. Rembrandt cast an imposing shadow over this development. However, the retrospective tendency of the etching revival was inflected by newly romantic conceptions of nature and the self.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778, 'The Drawbridge' (from the 'Carceri'), published 1780s

The Drawbridge

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