Like Picasso, with his extraordinary etchings or engravings, linocuts or lithographs, Braque, Chagall, Miro, Soulages, Chillida, Dali, Alechinsky or Giacometti, like so much of other Masters in the art of the print, used several graphic technical of expression; as other terms related to the world of the print (which gathers the whole of these techniques), they are here briefly presented to you.
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The term “print” refers to an image created by means of :
Stone for lithograph
A copper needle for etching, aquatint, engraving, drypoint and mezzotint.
Wood for woodcutting or linoléum for linocutting.
A silk screen for screenprint or serigraphy
After the signature of the approval contract (bon à tirer) the next stage is the production of a few limited editions. The printing can be carried out on different grades of paper. The artist always signs the work carried out.
We do make the distinction between original printing and interpretation printing.