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All About Prints


All About Prints invites novices and experienced collectors alike to explore the art of printmaking from the perspective of influential curators, collectors, dealers, artists, and printers. Shot on Hi-Def video at museum print rooms, print fairs, galleries, and print workshops in America and Europe, All About Prints explores the collaborative nature of printmaking, the democratic character of multiples, and the deep-rooted traditions of the art form. These ideas come to life through the exploration of masters of the 19th century like Homer and Whistler; the influence of Mexican muralists; the formative years of the Federal Art Project of the WPA; the excitement of the 1960s print boom; and the ever-evolving techniques of contemporary artists such as Kiki Smith who carry on the tradition. The basic printmaking techniques are discussed and demonstrated: woodcut, intaglio (familiarly known as etching), lithography, and screenprinting.

54 minutes

Artists included: Will Barnet, Robert Blackburn, George Biddle, Elizabeth Catlett, Ernest Crichlow, Honoré Daumier, Albrecht Dürer, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellen Gallagher, Michael J. Gallagher, Francisco Goya, Blanche Mary Grambs, Seymour Haden, Jane Hammond, Pieter van der Heyden, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, William H. Johnson, Ellsworth Kelly, Lee Krasner, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee-Smith, Roy Lichtenstein, Christian Marclay, Ethel Magafan, Fletcher Martin, Adam McEwen, Leopoldo Mendez, Francesco Mora, Thomas Moran, Robert Motherwell, José Clemente Orozco, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Paul Revere, Rembrandt van Rijn, Diego Rivera, Edward Ruscha, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Raphael Soyer, Frank Stella, Raymond Steth, Swoon, Dox Thrash, Joseph Vogel, Kara Walker, JamesMcNeill Whistler, and Charles Wilbert White.

All About Prints

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