DAC Collection Artist Information
Italian woodcutter and printer
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Andreani is noted for having produced an oeuvre of chiaroscuro woodcuts in Italy in the second half of the 16th century, and for having reprinted chiaroscuro woodblocks originally cut decades earlier. He used woodcuts to faithfully reproduce other artists' works, which were originally in various media. His work is characterized by a sophisticated technique employing thin, closed contours. He worked in Florence, Siena, and Mantua.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500032629.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Andrea Andreani:
|Andrea Andreani after Parmigianino||Circe Offering Drink to Ulysses’ Companions, ca. 1602||Chiaroscuro woodcut printed in tan and black inks from two blocks|
|Andrea Andreani after Giovanni da Bologna||Rape of the Sabines, ca. 1584||Chiaroscuro woodcut printed in light brown, medium brown, and dark brown inks from three blocks|
|Andrea Andreani after Andrea Mantegna||The Triumphal Car, 1598||Chiaroscuro woodcut|
|Andrea Andreani after Andrea Mantegna||The Elephants, 1598||Chiaroscuro woodcut|
|Andrea Andreani after Andrea Mantegna||The Captives, 1598||Chiaroscuro woodcut|
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