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    Printmaking History

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    Printmaking is a form of art and an essential technique used to create duplicates. Without printmaking humanity would still be reproducing literature, documents, and important pieces of art by hand. It also allowed for artists to express themselves with a new form of art. Printmaking has been around since the ancient times, although, our ancient ancestors used more primitive forms it still made a significant impact on humanity. According to the editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, “ the Sumerians engraved designs and cuneiform inscriptions on cylinder seals, then rolled then over soft clay, that left relief impressions.” This rudimentary form of printmaking opened the possibilities to more complex and challenging forms of printmaking and…

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    sharing similar techniques. Unlike traditional popular culture artists, Rauschenberg created prints with a hybrid technique of photography, printmaking, and papermaking. He refers to his artwork as combines, because of the three dimensional effect observed when viewing these unique prints. Rauschenberg is classified mainly under two artistic movements, Neo-Dada and Abstract Expressionism. The Philadelphia Museum of Art displays one of his unique creations, Estate. In Estate Rauschenberg is…

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    Alexandre Dumas Influence

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    Alexandre Dumas was one of the most successful authors of the nineteenth century. He confronted poverty, lack of education opportunities, and countless racist occurrences. His books have been translated into hundreds of languages, and are still popular to this day. Many of which books have been made into films, including the count of monte cristo and the 1993 three disney film, the three musketeers. The discrimination Dumas experienced was usually subtle but aggravating. Dumas used his…

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    of design and be able to describe how the choices of tools/technologies and processes are used to create specific effects in the arts. 7. Objectives: As a result of discussing, demonstrating and explaining the principles of printmaking techniques, students in my 8th class will be able to identify various types of relief prints: Woodcut, Block prints, Linocuts, and Wood Engraving. Students will be able to connect art to the daily lives by creating a print that will be used as a poster to…

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    decades, Chuck Close has delved into the art of printmaking in his continuing exploration of the principles of perception. His exhibition, Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, is the first comprehensive view of Close's involvement and accomplishment with a large variety of forms and printmaking processes. It features approximately one hundred works dated from 1972 to 2002, Chuck Close Prints shines a light on the artist's range of innovation in etching, aquatint, lithography, handmade…

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    what is going on here and the appreciation that Christ is spending his last moments with his apostles. ORIGINAL PURPOSE: In Durer’s “The Last Supper”, he shows up his hint toward Protestantism during the beginning of the reformation, and this depiction of the last supper has a slightly different interpretation then the original one. Durer wants to show viewer the humanistic part of the Last supper hence the bare feet of some of the apostles and Christ. This type of artwork could easily have…

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    How to Pull Off Mixed Vinyl Siding Over the years, vinyl siding has become America’s choice for exterior fascia. Vinyl siding offers homeowners many benefits, including a polished look for their homes and a low-maintenance option that lasts a long time. Another important benefit vinyl siding offers homeowners is variations. Unlike brick and other types of fascia, homeowners can choose from a variety of colors when they choose vinyl siding. It is that variation that is sparking homeowners to mix…

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    Albrecht Durer was a German painter born on May 21, 1471, and died on April 6, 1528. Not only was Durer a painter, he was an engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. Durer would make high-quality woodcuts that eventually advanced his career and influence across the European world. This was all done in his twenties! He was even considered the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance. Durer’s work mostly revolves around altarpieces, religious works, portraits,…

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    It allows artists to make multiple extremely similar or in some cases the exact same pieces of art (Vitreography). Intaglio is a style of printmaking that involves filling a plate with the piece of art indented into it (Intaglio). Said plate is then filled with ink, or another liquid and placed onto a special board with grooves in it. A piece of paper is then pressed onto the inked plate (Intaglio). Pressure is then applied through the use of a weighted object (Intaglio). The weight then presses…

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    Art In The 19th Century

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    men working in the picture have their backs to the audience and this was something that violated the decorum and propriety that was involved in the nineteenth century French academic art (Pg. 303). Another reason people would call this scandalous is because of the way that Courbet made the two men look. He made them seem to be dirty with ripped up clothes. Another thing the book says is that the content of the picture is “mundane” (Pg. 303). While people may have said that this painting was too…

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