Pointillism. Pop-art. Pixel.
Sometimes a single dot can reveal a story in which color, technology and art come together. In the exhibition POINT. Pointillism. Pop-Art. Pixel. this humble dot takes the center stage. Over the past 150 years, artists have drawn inspiration from new techniques such as chromolithography, in which an image is constructed from small, colored dots. The technique made it possible to distribute color images on a large scale. Discover how the dot has had an impressive impact on the work of artists such as Leo Gestel, Paul Signac, Roy Lichtenstein, Yayoi Kusama and Andy Warhol.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Explore the world of stone printing at the Dutch Museum of Lithography! Plan your visit and book your tickets online.
Alois Senefelder invented stone printing and lithography in 1798. He provided the world with the ultimate technique for producing images quickly, massively and cheaply (and from 1837, also in colour). This centuries-old craft is still alive and kicking: today’s offset printing and even the microchip would not have come about without Senefelder’s invention!
The Dutch Museum of Lithography in Valkenswaard not only shows all kinds of lithographic printing, but also the technique that made it possible. You are more than welcome to come and discover all the historical, artistic and technical aspects of lithography in our museum and workshop.
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The collection of the Dutch Museum of Lithography includes book illustrations, cartography, advertising panels and lithography of famous artists such as Kees van Dongen, Alphonse Mucha, Adolphe Willette and Jan Sluyters, but also playing cards, labels, postcards, prints, caricatures and (satirical) magazines. In addition to the permanent collection, the Dutch Museum of Lithography regularly presents a new exhibition highlighting a special artist or a specific theme.
EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY
Get creative in our workshop! Lithography is a surface printing technique, which is based on the repelling effect of grease and water. During our lithography workshops, you will learn the basics of this age-old craft at entry-level. Create your own design in our workshop, enjoy a delicious lunch and print (with our help) your own drawing on a traditional stone printing press.