The intimate size of this etching by Di Falco projects a rather imposing mood. The etching, inspired by a photo that the artist shot in 1987, was based on two of his own pencil drawings. The zinc plate was etched in four baths of Nitric acid, and Di Falco employed the studio techniques of intaglio, aquatint, and drypoint. This specific print is from the Second Edition of Four, and each edition is limited to only five etchings. The zinc plate size is about four inches high by three inches wide the print size is about ten by eight inches. The work includes an archival mat in a gold painted wood frame that measures twelve by nine inches. Media includes RivesBFK white paper and a special blend of Charbonnel brand oil base etching. The artist hand printed the work on a Charles Brand press at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which is a part of Fleisher Art Memorial’s OPEN STUDIO IN PRINTMAKING. This is a printing course for professional artists, and Di Falco mentors the artists and also acts as a studio monitor. Fleisher is associated with The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The work illustrates a grotesque Saint Mary Magdalene Church in Domont, France. This architectural element is located in the nave. The face is reminiscent of the adage, See No Evil, and was carved in the Twelfth Century.
Architecture, France, Grotesque, Gothic, Domont, North Triforium, Nave, Primitive, Folk, Original Printmaking, Landmarks Printmaking