Prints & Drawings

There are so many different forms, and sub-forms, of printing

There are so many different forms, and sub-forms, of printing because over the centuries a wide variety of artists have enjoyed exploring and pushing the "limits" of printing technology further and further. Artists from Rembrandt through Picasso to many more today and beyond have enjoyed exploring these "limits" trying to find the technique that best suited their own purpose and vision. In Rembrandts time one of the main reasons for prints (etchings and woodblocks mostly) was to make images of paintings available in largish quantities to the general public at a reasonable cost and it is still true today that we can enjoy many of the greatest artist's work at affordable prices.

Drawing is perhaps the oldest, the first artistic medium for human beings self-expression and communication predating the written word with images drawn on our cave walls. Just like our handwriting, every person`s drawing line reveals (betrays?) their personality as surely as it reveals their talent.

 

Why shouldn't art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world. - Pierre-August Renoir

Abstract art is the dried fruit of a correct argument - Max Ernst.

Bonnard, Pierre


Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) is perhaps best known for his wonderful paintin...

Auerbach, Frank


Frank Auerbach was born in Berlin, Germany on the 29th April 1931 and has ...

Bacon, Francis


Francis Bacon was born in Dublin 28th October 1909 and died in Madrid 28th...

Braque, Georges


Georges Braque (1882-1963) was perhaps most famous with the public for wor...

Cocteau, Jean


Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was something of a butterfly with a prolific outp...

John, Augustus


Augustus John (1878-1961) was born in Tenby in Wales and trained at the Sl...

Kollwitz, Kathe


Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945). Her work serves as an indictment of the social...

Le Brocquy, Louis


Louis Le Brocquy born in Dublin, Ireland (1916-2012). `Contrary to a gen...

Manet, Edouard


Edouard Manet (1832-83) was a friend of Emile Zola who constantly defended...

Matisse, Henri


Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in his own words: What I dream of is an art of...

Miro, Joan


Joan Miro ( 1893 - 1983 ) was born in Barcelona and came to be considered ...

O`Donoghue, Hughie


Hughie O`Donoghue was born in 1953 in Manchester, England. His Mother was ...

Picasso, Pablo


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Everyone wants to understand painting. Why do...

Redon, Odilon


Odilon Redon (1840-1916) created two superficially different types of work...

Rembrandt van Rijn


Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-69) was born in Leyden, Holland the s...

Valadon, Suzanne


Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) was a French painter born Marie-Clémentine Val...

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