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Making a Linocut, Step 5 ¿ Inking the Linoleum: Rolling the brayer over the linoleum in all directions, the artist applies the ink to the plate. The ink rests on top of the smooth surfaces and does not go into the incised areas. Artist: Anne Ruehrmund, Photograph David Hershey, June, 2003.
Jan 30, 2004
throughJun 26, 2004

Looking at Prints

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Intaglio, lithography, screenprint, and relief printing: what are these printmaking processes and how are they different from one another? Looking at Prints seeks to answer these questions by showing each process in action and by examining prints from the permanent collection of the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia.

About the exhibition

One of the oldest forms of artistic expression, prints are made through an indirect transfer of ink to paper. To make a print, the artist creates an image on a surface (such as a metal plate or a wood block), applies ink to that surface, and then presses the surface onto a sheet of paper. Typically, the artist can print multiples of a single image, and each different print method has a unique style and expressive quality.

University of Richmond Museums comprises the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, the arts and natural sciences museum; the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, the art museum; and the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center. The Harnett Print Study Center provides a forum for the study and appreciation of works on paper (prints, photographs, and drawings) with an emphasis on works in the permanent collection.