The extraordinary etchings featured in this book testify to Jacques Callot’s mastery of sacred and profane imagery. The authors delve into the French printmaker’s techniques and subjects, ranging from humorous scenes inspired by commedia dell’arte to noble feasts, biblical events, and even the horrors of war. They also explore how the artist used characters from opposite ends of society to expose the complexities and injustices of his time.
With his keen sense of observation, Callot held a mirror to European culture of the early 1600s, revealing both its tragic and humorous aspects. He also revolutionized printmaking by developing the process of hard-ground etching.
Softcover. 147 pages.