Ugo Da Carpi - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Ugo Da Carpi

Born: 1480

Death: 1526


Ugo da Carpi (c. 1480 – between 1520 and 1532), painter and printmaker, the first Italian practitioner of the art of the chiaroscuro woodcut, a technique involving the use of several wood blocks to make one print, each block cut to produce a different tone of the same colour. In 1516, he requested from the Venetian senate a patent for his method "o...