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Art February, 16 2010

The Artful Disposition of Shades

Dartmouth University’s Hood Museum of Art celebrates the English mezzotint in The Artful Disposition of Shades. Prior to the advent of photo-mechanical reproduction, mezzotints were the favored method of publicizing paintings in England. Richer in ability to capture light and shadow than engraving and etching, mezzotints became a favored method of providing cheap editions to the general public.

The exhibition runs through March 14, 2010. Learn more here.

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