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Platemark is a podcast about art and ideas. Hosted by Ann Shafer and Ben Levy, formerly colleagues at the Baltimore Museum of Art, conversations focus on museums, curating, critiques, value (market/conceptual), the Western canon, and prints and printmaking.

Feb 15, 2022

In s2e13, Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig talk about reproductive engravings and how they helped spread Italian art and style to Northern European countries. Italian Giorgio Ghisi worked for Antwerp publisher Hieronymous Cock and did much of the heavy lifting. The episode concludes with Federico Barocci and two of...

Feb 5, 2022

Thrilled to announce the Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair is scheduled for April 29-May 1, 2022. More than twenty presses, publishers, dealers, and galleries will be in town offering the latest in contemporary prints and editions. The fair takes place at 1100 Wicomico Street in Baltimore's Pigtown neighborhood....

Feb 1, 2022

In s2e12, Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig discuss the titan of Venetian painting, Titian, who happened to also make prints. Plus Ann and Tru take a deep dive into the epic first book of anatomy, Vesalius' On the Fabric of the Human Body, 1543. It turns out Titian had a hand in some of the woodcut illustrations in it.