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.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Linoleum Print

This is a linoleum print, titled Lupines at Night, by artist Andrea Emmons. Linoleum print (or linocut) is a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the surface with a sharp knife or chisel. The raised areas represent a mirrored image of the parts to show printed. The sheet is then inked with a roller and impressed onto paper or fabric. It can be done by hand or with a press. The good thing about linoleum is that it is much easier to cut than wood, however it is more fragile and is harder to make larger works. This work is a great example of the fine detail that goes into creating a linocut. You can see where the cuts were made by the color of the ink.

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