Fine Art Prints

Many artists made prints of their own  paintings as they realized they could make extra money but  artist’s such as  Durer and Rembrandt made prints as works of art in their own right.

The main print techniques used where:-

  • Etching – acid is used to cut the image into the unprotected parts of a metal surface
  • Engraving – the image is incised into a hard flat surface by cutting grooves into it
  • Woodcut – the image is carved into the surface of a wood block, the non printing part is removed leaving the image behind

References:-

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/articles/a/albrecht_d%C3%BCrer_1471-1528.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_master_print

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