Post Chiaroscuro: Prints in Color After the Renaissance
in the Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library
Next date: December 5
6100 Hillcrest Avenue , University Park, TX
Start date: Monday, September 16, 2013
Ongoing: Until Friday, December 13, 2013
Next date: Thursday, December 5, 2013
Drawing on the resources of the Hamon Library’s Jerry Bywaters Special Collections and loans from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston, this exhibition explores how color prints were made after the 16th century, when the technique known as chiaroscuro woodcut had been developed. Print matrices, such as metal plates and linoleum blocks, assorted proof impressions, and finished prints by James Gillray (c. 1756-1815), Janet Turner (1914-1988) and Octavio Medellin (1907-1999) demonstrate the steps in producing multicolor prints. The prints on view also provide examples of the three main printing techniques: intaglio, in which the design is incised into the matrix; relief, in which the negative space around the design is cut away from the matrix surface; and planographic, a chemical process in which the matrix remains perfectly flat.
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