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Jacques Callot

Jacques Callot: French (Lorraine) baroque graphics artist, etchings of times great chronicle of societal perceptions of soldiers, clowns, drunkards, wanderers, beggars, various outcasts, often contrasted with spectacular landscapes.

See, for instance, "The Temptations of St. Anthony". His seamless transitions in shading and use of different tones were seminal to etchings and prints; only Albrecht Durer was his equal. His work was a record of the times; compare "The Fair at Gondreville (1624) with "The Battle of Avigliana"

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