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History of Art students unveil the power of print

Print of Bacchus by Robert T Pannell

Bacchus, 2004, etching and aquatint, by Robert T. Pannell; featured in the Power of Print exhibition

9 December 2015

Staff, students and members of the public are invited to an exhibition of the Department of History of Art’s print collection curated by final-year students – a unique opportunity to view some largely unseen and fascinating works of art.

The Power of Print: An Evolution Through Time presents the evolution of printmaking and print culture from the 16th century to the present. Historically, artists have used prints as a way to promote and publicise their ideas. From the print’s religious importance in the 16th century to the continued use of satire in the 21st, this exhibition takes viewers on a journey that demonstrates the changing role of prints within society and their powerful impact on visual and historical culture. Featured artists range from the 16th-century French artist Lambert Suavius to 19th-century satirist Thomas Rowlandson and contemporary artist Jeremy Deller.

The exhibition opens for general viewing from Thursday 10 December 2015 in the Department of History of Art, 9 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB, and runs until September 2016. Visitors are welcome between 9am and 4pm during term time.

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