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The catalogue was published alongside the exhibition whose title was taken from the 17th century English song (“A woman’s work is never done”). The volume features 126 beautiful European prints dating from the end of the 15th century to the mid 19th century.
The works are accompanied by extensive descriptions which provide commentary on the prints’ history and themes they illustrate. Well-known pieces by the old masters: Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn, are juxtaposed with the rarely exhibited works from the 17th and 18th centuries, primarily by Dutch and French printmakers. A complexity of female themes is well illustrated by a variety of printmakers’ artistic approaches, while a wide time frame makes it possible to identify both similarities and differences in the ways they were perceived. The catalogue is supplemented with individual works by contemporary Polish artists (Alina Szapocznikow and Xawery Dunikowski, among others).