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Word and Image: Works on Paper from the 15th through 20th Centuries

Drawn from the DMA’s collection, Word and Image: Works on Paper from the 15th Through 20th Centuries focuses on artists who blurred the boundaries between art and text. Biblical journeys, whimsical adventures, and cautionary tales are among the subjects depicted by artists including Pierre Bonnard, Rembrandt van Rijn, Eugène Delacroix, Olga Vladimirovna Rozanova, and Salvador Dalí. Artists began experimenting with etching and engraving techniques after the introduction of the printing press in 1440. The works on view in Word and Image explore this experimentation beginning in the 15th century and continuing to the breakthrough of new technologies in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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