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Activity ideas to be used with the following works of art: Bloody Massacre; Roof, Summer Night; Tanks #2; Miner Joe; and Sharecropper. Students will...
Classroom or Home Activity: Printmaking Processes—A Description and Activity
Nancy Siegel, Towson University, shows how culinary activism—from tea boycotts in the 1760s to patriotic cakes later served on American eagle platters—has demonstrated Americans' support of the...
Audio Lecture: Seeing Things Event
Henri Zerner, Harvard University, reveals a confluence of influences that resulted in extraordinary works by the Master of Anne de Bretagne.
Audio Lecture: The Pigouchet Hours: A Small Masterpiece by a Great Parisian Master
Now the stone is ready to be printed. Continually wetted with water, the surface of the stone where the oily drawing was made repels the water and attracts only the greasy ink rolled onto it....
Printmaking Technique: Lithography Illustration 3
At this point the drawn areas will attract greasy printing ink, while the porous limestone will repel it. Then the artist or printer removes the drawing material so that the stone appears to be—but...
Printmaking Technique: Lithography Illustration 2
Etchings are made by spreading a thin layer of wax on a copper plate; the artist then draws the design with a thin needle, which moves easily through the wax to expose the copper surface below. The...
Printmaking Technique: Etching Illustration 1
The majestically simple woodcut Two Human Beings: The Lonely Ones evokes a feeling of dislocation through...
Printmaking Technique: Woodcut Illustration 3
Whereas etching involves printing an area that has been incised, woodcut works in the opposite way. Here, the artist uses a tool to cut or gouge into the block, leaving a raised design. Process...
Printmaking Technique: Woodcut Illustration 1
Unlike etching and woodblock printmaking, in which an artist can theoretically prepare a matrix and print a sheet in a modest studio equipped with a small press, lithography involves complex, arduous...
Printmaking Technique: Lithography Illustration 1
Un'ichi Hiratsuka (1895-1997)
Envelopes, 1947.
Hiratsuka was a pioneer in the creative print movement, advocating a revival of traditional Japanese printmaking with an emphasis...
04. <em>Envelopes</em>, Un'ichi Hiratsuka.
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