El Blog del museo Picasso de Barcelona

Results of the workshop of engraving and printing

This November we held, in collaboration with the Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc, a workshop of engraving and printing. The workshop, imparted by Rosa Permanyer, took as its starting point the engravings of the work of Picasso, while experimenting with the dry point technique and other more innovative ones such as Polyester Plate Lithography.

taller de gravat_01 taller de gravat_02

Results of the engravings with aluminium plates | Plates of Polyester Lithography in the workshop in the Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc

The workshop began with a brief introduction on differentiation of techniques, classifications, examples and justification and numbering of the prints. Picasso, Goya, Rembrandt or Durer very often used the dry point on plates of zinc or copper: nowadays more economic materials are used such as aluminium, plastics and polystyrene. The polyester lithography technique, more up-to-date and innovative, allows us to both draw directly with a biro or permanent markers, as well as printing photographic images or gestures with photocopies or laser printers.

taller de gravat_03 taller de gravat_04

Drawing with a biro | Inking aluminium plates

taller de gravat_05 taller de gravat_06

Inking the plate and the result passed through the press in the Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc

taller de gravat_07 taller de gravat_08

Result of the plates and tests of the polyester lithography | Results of the plates of aluminium

taller de gravat_09 taller de gravat_10

Smiling students showing their works produced during the workshop. Photos: Rosa Permanyer

In the closing session they analysed the works produced between all of them and a visit was made to the exhibition “The donation of David Douglas Duncan, II”, so as to see photographs of Picasso working on various printing processes.

Written by the museum

Related links
Website of Rosa Permanyer
Photo album of the workshop
Exhibition “The donation of David Douglas Duncan, II

No Comments Yet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Captcha: *