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Instructional Printmaking Videos

Dec. 1, 2015

Of Interest
There are many interesting instructional videos about printmaking on You Tube. Some are from artists, schools and museums. These are great to share with your students or when you need a refresher course once in awhile.  Minneapolis Institute of Art has produced some very thorough presentations:ReliefIntaglioLithographyScreenprinting
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Dec. 1, 2015
Of Interest
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The Red List
Feb. 1, 2015
Of Interest
Most of the leading California artists of the second half of the twentieth century, from Wayne Thiebaud to David Hockney and Ed Ruscha, were both painters and printmakers. Printmaking flourished thanks to the establishment of print workshops where artists could benefit from the technical know-how and inventiveness of expert printers.The most notable were Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, founded in 1960; Crown Point Press in San Francisco, founded in 1962; Gemini G. E. L. in Los Angeles, founded in 1966; and Cirrus Editions, also in Los Angeles, founded in 1970. Drawn from the museum’s own print holdings and some local private collections, this exhibition is an anthology of outstanding works by California printmakers of the period.For those unfamiliar with printmaking processes, it also serves as an introduction to the various techniques involved—lithography, screenprinting, etching, and so on. The main printmaking terms are briefly explained in a glossary available in the galleries.February 22 – May 31, 2015
Xu Bing
Jan. 1, 2015
Of Interest
Xu Bing’s first solo presentation in Los Angeles explores the artist’s two-decade-long career. One of the most active and influential Chinese artists living today, Xu Bing received his training in the Printmaking Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. Book from the Sky, an installation of books and scrolls printed with more than 4,000 fake Chinese characters, captivated the burgeoning art community in China in the mid-1980s. Since then, Xu has been investigating the significance and meaning of language.
Hanga
April 1, 2014
Of Interest
The last quarter of the 19th century brought profound changes in Japan as it transformed from a feudal society into a modern nation. Japanese artists went through equally fundamental changes as new theories were introduced from the other side of the world through books, magazines and increased travel by both Japanese and Westerners.In the field of woodblock prints, the traditional ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) of the Edo and Meiji periods fell by the wayside, in favor of reinvigorated forms of printmaking as a means of artistic expression. Known as sosaku hanga(creative prints), artists in this group attempted to bridge “fine art,” a newly introduced Western concept, and “craft.” Breaking away from the so-called ukiyo-e quartet system involving artists, carvers, printers and publishers, the artists in this movement designed, cut and printed their own images. Artists in the sosaku hanga movement found great inspiration from magazines that introduced the theories and styles of movements such as Impressionism, Art Nouveau and Avant-garde. On the other side of the spectrum, the shin hanga (new prints) movement endeavored to revitalize traditional ukiyo-e by maintaining the quartet system.Watanabe Shozaburo (1885-1962), the driving force behind shin hanga, published prints by the artists he represented utilizing traditionally trained carvers and printers. Guided by this influential advocate, shin hanga artists embraced the past yet modernized their images to appeal to the Western audience and compete against the more Western-oriented sosaku hanga.Closely tracking with the significant developments in Japanese political and social spheres of the early 20th century, the exhibition presents examples of shin hangaand sosaku hanga side-by-side in order to bring their shared aspects into focus for visitors, as well as their distinguishing characteristics. Major artists of the shin andsosaku hanga movements, including Kawase Hasui, Hiroshi Yoshida, Ito Shinsui, Kiyoshi Saito and Munakata Shiko, are included in two complete six-month rotations.April 25, 2014 through April 19, 2015In the The Frank and Toshie Mosher Gallery of Japanese ArtSPECIAL EVENT Saturday, Sept. 20th from 2:00 to 4:00 pmat the USC Pacific Asian Museum Pasadena. In conjuction with new exhibition, a demonstration of  block print technique that includes separation proofs, progressive proofs and the carved blocks.
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