French prints in Gore show

Last updated 13:57 12/11/2012

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Some popular names in French art have made their way to Gore in an exhibition of 19th century printmaking.

Gericault to Gauguin is a selection of Te Papa's French prints from the 19th century which are on display at the Eastern Southland Gallery.

Artists who were better known as painters produced the prints, such as Jean Louis Gericault, Camille Corot and Edouard Manet. The prints came at a time when etching, which was seen as a way to reproduce paintings and drawings, also became a more viable medium for making original prints.

Eastern Southland Gallery programmes officer Marcella Geddes said it was an honour to be hosting such a prestigious collection. Michael O'Kane's photos of old play-worn toys are also on display at the gallery.

Both exhibits will run until November 25 and entry is free.

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- The Southland Times

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