New Print Exhibition Examines Relationship Between Word and Image

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The Park West Gallery artwork collection features rare art prints by Old Masters, including Albrecht Durer – best known for exquisite, intricate woodcuts, engravings and etchings – and Francisco de Goya – whose work uncompromisingly captured the horrors of war and the darker side of human nature. Discover more about your favorite Park West artists

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PORTLAND, OREGON — The Portland Art Museum presents Word and Image/Word as Image, an exhibition examining the relationship between word and image in prints over the course of more than 500 years, from the Renaissance to today.

Comprised of nearly 70 works, the show highlights artists like Albrecht Durer, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Francisco de Goya, Ed Ruscha, Georges Braque and Claes Oldenburg.

The exhibition focuses on four groups of works: prints of the late 15th and 16th century, 17th and 18th centuries, mid 20th century, and late 20th century to the present.

Word and Image/Word as Image is currently on view until November 29, 2009.

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"Plange, virgo, accincta sacco" ("Lament, virgin, girded with sackcloth," 1964). Lithograph from Salvador Dali's Biblia Sacra series.