Try woodcuts yourself

In conjunction with the exhibition, there is a special Graphic Workshop, where children and adults can try out all sorts of kinds of prints. It costs 30 DKK per child and is free for adults when a ticket is purchased for the exhibition. Click to read more...

Woodcuts - from Dürer to Tal R

16 April - 4 September 2011. The Royal Collection of Graphic Art

How can seemingly chaotic cuts, carvings, and incisions in a piece of wood be transformed into a meaningful image? That is the subject of this exhibition. By examining how woodcuts are made, we look behind the motifs shown in the pictures. The exhibition shows selected highlights from the history of woodcut and focuses on those times when woodcut played a central part on the art scene, i.e. the 16th century and the late 19th century. Many contemporary artists also use the woodcut technique today. Tal R is one of them.

View and zoom in on the works

View and zoom in on works from the exhibition

Get up close to ten of the exhibition's amazing works. Read about the artworks and zoom in on details.

Visiting information


Opening hours
Tuesday -Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Monday closed

Adults 45 DKK
Seniors 40 DKK
Students & youth u. 25 35 DKK
Children u. 18 free
Children in Graphic Workshop 30 DKK
SMK Members free


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Five questions for the curator

Five questions for the curator

Who was Dürer, who is Tal R - and what is special about woodcuts?


Get the answers from the curator...

Visit the Conservator

Visit the Conservator

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Study Room

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What are woodcuts?

What are woodcuts?

From wood to print