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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.

May 24, 2022

In s2e20, Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig conclude their discussion of Rembrandt van Rijn, the man who made etching was it is today. In this third of three episodes on Rembrandt, they tackle his etchings of religious scenes. Rembrandt made a lot of them and they are intense. They are special because Rembrandt humanizes the people in them, which really hadn't happened before. It's almost as if viewers can find themselves in the scenes. Biblical stories are brought to life under Rembrandt sure hand.

After this episode, we are taking a summer hiatus. Platemark series two: A History of Prints will return in late summer. In the meantime, episodes from series three will be previewed. Series three features interviews with luminaries of the print ecosystem. Stay tuned for those.