Lithography is one of the oldest graphic techniques, developed over 200 years ago in Europe. The name itself has Greek origins, lithos (stone) and grapho (to write) and is one of the most complex art techniques and one of the most autographic of all the print techniques. Lithography has the ability to recreate the very fine nuance, the bold stroke of a pencil or brush with its characteristic qualities intact. Modeling, tonality and the immediacy of the artist's hand are all preserved throughout the process. Lithography has become the technique of preference for many artists both past and present. The aim of this program is to give students and professionals a way to experience the methods of this technique by providing an essential textbook of the different stages of imaging.
Screenprinting: The artist creates a stencil and applies it to a piece of fabric (the screen) stretched over a wooden frame. Ink is pulled across the screen with a squeegee and forced through the openings in the stencil onto a sheet of paper below.
Printmaking Processes: Intaglio
Intaglio: The lines of the image are incised, or cut, into a metal plate. This can be done with sharp tools, as in engraving, or with acid, as in etching and aquatint. Ink is applied and forced into the incised areas. Ink remaining on the surface is removed, and the plate is ready for printing.
Printmaking Processes: Relief
The artist carves the image on a block of wood or linoleum, cutting away some areas and leaving others raised (in relief). Ink is applied with a roller, which contacts only the raised areas, leaving the cutaway parts uninked. The block can be printed by hand or on a printing press.
The Printworld Directory
the authoritative guide to limited edition prints
London Arts Group was a major publisher of many of the notable emergent graphic artists of the time. The Print World Directory - the authoritative guide to limited edition prints - lists several hundred publications by London Arts, Inc.. London Arts print publications are held in the permanent collections of countless important museums worldwide.
A wonderful, though difficult to navigate, FLASH site which has beautiful photographs of original glass sculptures. Click on the Logo on the opening page and then--skip the intro page with the arrow at the right top --
Many of these artist are available exclusivly in the USA via London Arts Group's web site... Inquire with us directly for any purchase information.