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In 1565 the Dutch engraver Cornelis Cort went to Italy, where his talent was recognized by the famous artist Titian. Cort's innovative style of engraving, with swelling and diminishing lines, proved perfect for translating the renowned warm colour palette of the Venetian painters into print. The scene depicts the Cyclops - giants with one eye in their foreheads - making armour and weapons in Vulcan's forge.

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Title print
Material and technique
Object type
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 414 mm
Width 395 mm
Artists Graficus: Cornelis Cort
Ontwerper: Titiaan (Tiziano Vecellio)
Accession number BdH 15554 (PK)
Credits Legaat / Bequest: Dr. J.C.J. Bierens de Haan 1951
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1951
Age artist About 39 years old
Object
Technique
Engraving > Engraved > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Engraving > Engraved > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Cornelis Cort

Hoorn of Edam 1533 - Rome 1578

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