Sunday 16 June 2013

Intaglio prints

(for my relief print experiments and a search for renaissance tools see HERE)

My first prints on copper
Drypoint "Disegno e Colore" - my take on a Baroque allegory of the roles of Drawing and Colour where Drawing is usually depicted as a studious old man and Colour as a lively sensuous young woman (an example here by Guercino (the Getty)).

My second print was an etching with drypoint and engraving of a woman thinking.

Amor and Psyche, etching, drypoint, burin.  Rives BFK paper cream.

Here is a photo I took of the freshly etched plate itself (first state) in a bath with the copper gleaming through the smoked hard ground.  Those colours looked delicious...

from HERE

And finally an etching with drypoint, based on Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" carpe diem poem, but with roles reversed