《纽约客》(The New Yorker)2017.4.5期



  《纽约客》(The New Yorker)2017.4.5期部分内容精选:

  Metropolitan Museum

  “The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers”

  The museum owns only one print by the seventeenth-century Dutch printmaker, but it has borrowed the Rijksmuseum’s entire Segers collection for this thrillingly comprehensive show. Segers was a master of precision in his black-and-white medium—looking at a giant oak you can almost hear the rustle of its leaves. But, unlike most of his contemporaries, Segers also printed in color,often altering the etching plates in the process.Seven versions of “The Enclosed Valley” illustrate how the artist could change day into night,orchoose one detail to catch the viewer’s eye,like a magician playing a card trick. Segers invented the etching technique known alternately as “lift-ground” or “sugar-lift,” which enabled him to paint directly on the printing plate instead of using a needle. Several examples here have the

  delicate, soul-piercing clarity of a fine Chinese ink painting. Through May 21.