'Mr Henri Matisse' Handpulled Drypoint Print, Edition of only 12

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'Mr Henri Matisse' Handpulled Drypoint Print, Edition of only 12

55.00

Welcome to my collection of 'Famous Artist Portraits'.

This is Henri Matisse, possibly my favourite artist of all time.  Named as 'King of The Beasts' and leader as the Fauvists Movement in the 1920's, his work is about colour, expression, something very extroadinary in it's time.  You can read more about Henri Matisse here.

I've been working on a collection of portraits for a while and will be adding to them, so far I have only three who happen to be all men, more female artist are coming soon.

This print is 10 x 10cm image size and paper sized at 20 x 20 or thereabouts.

They are hand signed, numbered and editioned by me.

All hand pulled and printed by me too.

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What is Drypoint Printmaking?

Samantha Barnes Printmaker and Artist

This technique of ‘Drypoint Printmaking’ was first used in the 15th Century and one used during the pivotal Art Movements of the 20th Century.

Drypoint Printmaking is part of the 'Intaglio' family of printmaking.  

The technique is to draw directly onto a piece of zinc using scratch pens.  This creates a ‘burr’ or groove in the metal plate.  Ink is then applied onto the plate and into the burrs until the Artist is happy (this part is a little like painting directly onto the plate).  Before the ink dries, the metal place is laid face up on the press, ready to have prepared, dampened papers laid on top of it.  More tissue sheets are added and the press blankets are placed on top and then it goes under the roller, in my case twice.

Unpeeling the print from the metal plate is the most exciting thing ever.  Once happy with the print (there are generally 3 made for each print that leaves my studio) it is placed under heavy boards for a good 3 days to flatten the paper.