Unlock the secrets of the Renaissance with Hans Wechtlin's iconic Skull PRINT! Featuring two heavenly angels, this digitally-scanned and polished reproduction printed on parchment paper will bring life to your walls and be sure to start conversations. Enjoy the unique beauty of centuries-old chiaroscuro without the age-weathered blemishes - and let the mysteries of another era enliven your space!
Goth up any room with art printed on top-quality canvas gallery wraps. Each wrap is made with finely textured, artist-grade cotton substrate resulting in outstanding clarity and detail. Available in multiple sizes, these closed-back canvases are built with a patented, solid support face and are excellent for indoor use.
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Wechtlin left nineteen single-leaf wood-cuts (i.e. prints rather than book illustrations), apparently made in the period 1505-15, and is mainly remembered for his twelve chiaroscuro woodcuts, which are all extremely rare. The dating of these has been much discussed by art historians, as part of the very tangled issue of the development of the German chiaroscuro woodcut. Bartrum assigns them "towards the end" of the 16th century. No surviving paintings are attributed to him, although a few drawings have been, tentatively. As with most artists in woodcut, art historians now consider that Wechtlin probably just designed the woodcuts, leaving the block-cutting to a specialist "formschneider" who pasted the design to the wood and chiseled the white areas away. The quality of the final woodcuts, which varies considerably, depended on the skill of the cutter as well as the artist.
*Many of these originals are hundreds of years old so it's a given they would be in need of some polishing. Each print has been digitally scanned or photographed from the original and we’ve touched them up to eliminate any major blemishes, distortions, tears or missing parts. If interested in any particular size or print material, please let us know. We can likely pull it off for you.