Piedmont Arts          
Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours
 
3/9/19 thru 4/27/19
Piedmont Arts



This exhibition explores evocative artistc images of night called nocturnes. Luminous apparitions of the divine, dazzling fireworks, lamplit urban streets, and twilight’s soft glow upon natural landscapes are among subjects that have intrigued and challenged printmakers across the centuries.

Nocturnes by European and American artists reveal the dark hours to be just as conducive to lively spectacles as quiet hours of solitude Nightfall demonstrates how artists employ a range of printmaking techniques—mezzotint (a tonal method called the “dark manner”), etching, engraving, woodcut, and lithography— to render contrasts between light and shade as well as the atmospheric effects of light emanating from the night sky or electrical sources.

Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours is on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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EDWARD HOPPER, NIGHT SHADOWS, 1921, ETCHING ON PAPER, VMFA (2009.356), GIFT OF MALCOLM B. BRADLEY