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"Adoration of the Shepherds," ca. 1598-1600 (detail) by Hendrick Goltzius.
Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth
Opening September 27, 2014
Shaw Ruddock Gallery

The prints by the Dutch engraver, draftsman, and painter Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617) are dazzling for their technical refinement and provocative sensuality. An enormously talented portraitist and an eloquent narrator of ancient myths and religious legend, Goltzius was the equivalent of an art-world star of early modern Europe whose light has not faded over the last four hundred years. This introduction to Goltzius’s art focuses on prints that were recently donated to Bowdoin by Charles Pendexter and David P. Becker, Class of 1970.

"Adoration of the Shepherds," ca. 1598-1600 by Hendrick Goltzius.