Limited Edition of two-color Drypoint Etchings.
Drypoint on Paper
150 x 200 mm
Drypoint etching is an intaglio technique used in preparing plates for printmaking by means of which lines are scratched directly into the plate. Thicker lines are made by applying more pressure to the etching needle. Then the plate is coated with ink and whisked to ensure that the burr as well as the line itself absorbs ink. Prints are made by pressing the plate with a great deal of pressure on to the paper, on which the line is represented as a raised deposit. It only takes up a limited amount of ink, which, in the print shows up in addition to the actual line as velvety shading. This feature of drypoint is lost after several prints have been pulled and the burr has been broken off or flattened by the pressure exerted by the printing press.