Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
This is an engraving of the famous book Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll. The artist is Sir John Tenniel and back in the 1890's this type of printmaking was very popular. Throughout the original edition of this book, are these type fun scenes chronicling fantastic events. Engraving is done by carving deep lines into a metal plate. Then soakig the plate in ink and wiping off the excess from the shallower surface. What is left is the ink in the deep surface and then the plate is run through a printing press and usually printed onto paper.