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Exhibition September 4 − December 13, 2020

Etching is in fashion. 1840 - 1910

The Geneva Museum of Art and History hosts an exhibition“Etching is in fashion. 1840 - 1910 ".

Visitors will be able to see works by authors such as Felix Braquemont, Edgar Degas, Antonio Fontanesi, Edouard Manet or James McNeill Whistler, including previously unpublished works, and track the main moments of the history of engraving.

"Etching is definitely becoming fashionable," noted Charles Baudelaire in April 1862 in an article in Revue anecdotique. Replacing the lithography and chisel of the 1790s, to which was added photography from the 1840s, the technique - dear to Rembrandt - again began to attract the interest of the most innovative artists of its time. From the Barbizon School to the Symbolists of the late 19th century, engraving artists have renewed the aesthetics of this art, making it the preferred means of expressing their personality.

Based on site materialsGeneva Museum of Art and History.