Exhibitions > Belligerent Encounters: Graphic Chronicles of War and Revolution, 1500–1945
Belligerent Encounters: Graphic Chronicles of War and Revolution, 1500–1945
July 31, 2011–October 23, 2011
Wars and revolutions have been recorded in words and images for millennia, commemorated in architecture, sculpture, mosaics, frescoes, and tapestries. In Europe the advent of printing and printmaking in the 15th century meant that the chronicling of historical and contemporary conflicts was possible on a scale never before seen. Woodcuts, engravings, etchings, and lithographs depicting wars and revolutions can be seen as ancestors to the kinds of digital technologies that made this year’s “Arab Spring” a global event.
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