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.
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.
Drawing with a biro | Inking aluminium plates
Inking the plate and the result passed through the press in the Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc
Result of the plates and tests of the polyester lithography | Results of the plates of aluminium
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.
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