Pests, cards, heartbreak: The art of the woodcut on show in Berlin

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You can find insights about heartbreak all over Instagram or Tinder – with some dating back to 1485. Hearts can be broken in 18 ways, according to a woodcut called “Lady Venus and the Lover” by Meister Casper. The artwork is now part of the show “Woodcut: From 1400 to the Present,” at Berlin’s Kupferstichkabinett, the museum of prints and drawings. More than 100 works by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Käthe Kollwitz, Edvard Munch, Joseph Beuys and Wassily Kandinsky are on display at the exhibition that opens on Friday and runs through to Septemer 11. It includes materials, printing plates and…

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