In episode 8, Ann and Tru get back to art after a detour into techniques and materials. This time they talk about the early history of prints and books in Italy, comparing it to Northern Europe. Differences in style and materials are discussed using the example of Masaccio's The Holy Trinity with the Virgin and St. John and donors, 1425–27, the fresco painting in chapel in Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy, and the Ghent Altarpiece, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, 1432, an oil and tempera on wood multi-paneled altarpiece in St. Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium. Circling back to prints, we also talk a lot about Antonio Pollaiuolo's engraving, the landmark Battle of the Ten Nude Men, c. 1490. Of course, Dürer pops back up, too.
Platemark series two | History of Prints
Co-hosts: Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig
Producer: Ann Shafer
Theme music: Michael Diamond