MITI, CORPI, LUOGHI IL ‘900 NEL SEGNO DELLA GRAFICA
28th June opening at 11 am
29th June-29th July 10am – 5pm
Abraham’s Arte Gozitano Agricultural Village Art & Events Suite
Organised and Curated by Valerio Ballotta
The printed image has a long history in the art world. This because many famous artists were also gifted etchers, revolutionising the art world.
Many artists today still recognise the importance of becoming adept at printmaking. From the invention of the printing press artists have never ceased to complement their artistic oeuvre with etchings, woodcuts and more, making their creations more affordable to a larger audience. Foremost among the great masters who grasped and fully exploited printmaking, was the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, which further escalated his fame.
One must be mindful of the fact that there lies great difficulty in the production of prints. Small prints are more laborious to produce, but irrespective of scale the procedure is in itself complex, especially since the artist needs to execute a composition in reverse in order for the print to be correct.
Printmaking led to the creation of little masterpieces, from the older method of etching, to the more recent invention of lithography, and more. Their fascination lies in the proliferation of sinuous marks that create a composition, to the treatment of light and shade, and more. It is no wonder that prints have enchanted fervent collectors who delight at the sight of prints as much as they would much larger works of art.
This collection of 20th-century prints represents another aspect of a modern expression in art that has further etched these artist’s names in history.