We'll start working on metal tomorrow, creating images that print from below the surface, hence the word intaglio, Italian for engrave, carve, or cut. It covers a lot of different processes which we'll explore on 8" x 10" zinc plates. Your image can be anything you want to explore except goofy cliche-type images. Your image will be etched into metal, so make it matter. If you're desperate for something to explore through the processes, you can never go wrong with a self portrait.
I've put together a PowerPoint of some intaglio prints by a variety of artists who are recognized for their images and their techniques. Just click on INTAGLIOto see the variety of impressions.
Intalyo (the pronounciation for Intaglio) is for my students and anyone else interested in the art of the hand pulled print. There will be frequent updates of printshop activities, including student work and works-in-progress. The self portrait below was from my "Vices" series, it's a mezzotint (an intaglio process) with chine colle, printed from a hand-rocked copper plate. Check back often to see what's up in the printshop.
received his BFA from Indiana University, and his MFA from the University of Cincinnati. Brian is currently Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany. His work has been exhibited in over 35 solo exhibitions and in over 200 international, national, and regional exhibitions, receiving numerous awards at each level. Brian’s work is further represented in museum, university, and corporate collections, including the American Print Alliance, the Amity Art Foundation, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Biblioteque de France, Paris, the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Utah Museum of Art, the University of Louisville, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Brian has received over 15 individual artist fellowships, including to such programs as the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.