If you haven’t had a chance to visit the “Graphic Masters” temporary exhibit at the SAM (Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle), you’d better hurry because it ends this Sunday, August 28.
The exhibit presents print work from six artists, whose work spans 500 years: from Dürer, to Rembrandt, to Hogarth, Goya, and Picasso, all the way to American cartoonist R. Crumb.
The exhibit focuses on the idea of storytelling through an image: how does the artist take one image and tell multiple stories in this image? How does the artist tell a bigger story also through series of prints, and how does the artist group prints by themes to tell the big story?
A very interesting and beautiful exhibit, it allows the viewer to see up close (the SAM provides magnifying glasses if you need an extra close look at the prints) different printmaking techniques. Some of the techniques used by these artists are etching, woodcut, pen, and ink.
Make sure to put your inspiration to work and stop at the comic digital studio at the end of the exhibit to create your own comic.
SAM is open Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More info on the exhibit: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibitions/graphicmasters
More info on visiting SAM: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit