Molsri Key Saaye Taley II, Photo-Etching, Aquatint
and Open-Bite, 38 x 28 cm
In May this year, Christie's New York sold an etching and aquatint
done in 1938 and titled, Girl with Tambourine, for pounds 401,800.
Fairbairn, coloured aquatints
, framed, 450 mm by 580 mm (three pieces)
With the exception of a group of linoleum cuts done in the late 1930s and another series of aquatints
, his printmaking activities took the form of book illustration.
The complete folio of Bodmer's aquatints
from the expidition will be there: 81 prints priced from $700 to more than $30,000.
'Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion' (at Two Temple Place from 28 January-23 April) takes up the theme, but with a wider remit with regard to subject matter, embracing works as diverse as John Piper's Brighton Aquatints
, Vanessa Bell's late self-portrait and Salvador Dali's Mae West Lips Sofa, all drawn from collections on the south coast.
BILL THOMPSON, GYRO (ORANGE, GREEN, PURPLE), 2009 Bill Thompson, who is best known for his sculptural paintings, had an exhibition of prints at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design last year that included this mesmerizing triptych of aquatints
. The platemaking and printing were a collaboration between Thompson and James Stroud, who describes the process on his website, centerstreetstudio.com, using the term chromatic intensity to characterize the rich saturation of color that GYRO took on due to the properties of this reproduction technique.
Printmaker Anja Percival knows her mezzotints from her aquatints
. This month her stunningly subtle etchings are finding their spiritual home in Durham Cathedral Your series of etchings is called Cathedral Light.
They range from etchings to aquatints
and screen prints, and the varied subject matter caters for all tastes Zombies is the lively theme for Helen Aldous's screen prints, which bear the messages At Dead of Night they Rise from their Slumber to Walk the Earth, and Destined to remain a Zombie for all eternity until He discovered the Elixir of Life.
This method is the opposite of relief printing as, here, the ink is held in lines or depressions cut into the metal printing plate, examples being etchings, mezzotints, aquatints
and line engravings.
Two years later, Wigstead published an account of the tour with 22 aquatints
mainly after Rowlandson's drawings.
The best known example is her extensive series of etchings and aquatints
illustrating traditional nursery rhymes, which bring out all the darkness latent in these stories of young girls threatened by spiders or what-have-you.