Fantastic guide book to understanding print-making features some of the best-loved works across the National Galleries of Scotland print collection, artworks from Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol. A useful tool in understanding the printmaking techniques used by the artists. Offers a refreshing look at the Collection illustrating works which are seldom on display
The print collections of the National Galleries of Scotland reveal a diverse and dazzling variety of different techniques and approaches to printmaking. From exquisite copperplate engravings by the old masters to woodblocks cut on kitchen tables, this book examines key works by artists from Dürer to Warhol and beyond, giving readers an introduction to printmaking as an art form and an understanding of the different working methods and materials.
Through technical summaries and featured examples, The Printmaker’s Art draws on the print and archive collections from the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to illustrate and explain the mysteries of relief and intaglio printing, lithography, screenprint, photomechanical and digital processes and provides an overview of these impressive and varied collections