Printmaking Etching, Drypoint, Oil, Ink, Paper on Paper, Other.
This intaglio and drypoint printwhich also uses Chine colle , was executed on three individual zinc plates and printed on French RivesBFK white papermeasuring about fifteen inches wide by eleven inches high, or 38.100cm by 27.940cmwith a blended mixture of two colored inksCharbonnel brand, oil base. A mulberry bark paper treated with methylcellulose and infused with Japanese kozo threads and strips of gold foil. Di Falco used an industrial floor model press made in New York City by Charles Brand. Each plate, separated by one-quarter of an inch0.635cmon the press bed, measured three inches wide by four inches high7.620cm by 10.160cmtherefore, the image size is about nine-and-three-quarters inches wide by four inches high24.765cm by 10.160cm. The work ships to the collector in an archivalacid-freemat within a twelve by sixteen inch frame30.480cm by 40.640cm. This work is from the SECOND EDITION of FOUR EDITIONS, and all editions are limited to five etchings. Please note that Print Number Four from this Second Edition was already sold, which leaves prints numbers One, Two, Three, and Five. The work was printed and published by the artist at the Fleisher Art Memorial’s OPEN STUDIO IN PRINTMAKING, which is the art school connected to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fleisher’s campus is on Catherine to Christian Streets between South Seventh and Eighth Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USDA. This etching was based Di Falco’s drawings of a photo taken in 2018 by a friend and depicts a village built into the side of a mountain in Georgia’s capital city, Tbisili. The artist became interested in this city’s history and architecture after discovering that some of his maternal ancestors lived there in the Seventeenth Century. The price includes a frame with a brown colored craft paper backingshipment cartonbubble wrapplastic wrapping to waterproof work.
Narration Georgia, an independent nation located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, was once a Soviet republic that stretches from the Caucasus Mountains to the beaches of the Black Sea. Vardzia, an expansive cave monastery that dates to the 12th century C. E., is an international historic site, as well as the earliest wine-growing region of Kakheti. The countries capital, Tbilisi, is noted for its diverse architecture and labyrinth-like, cobblestone streets of its old town. Notes on the Chine Collé Process—Chine Collé translates from French as Chinese pasting and is a process in which dyed and treated paper is attached to the etching plate before the printing press action begins. Di Falco mixes Methylcellulose powder with spring water and then paints the resulting clear viscous substance onto hand-dyed mulberry-bark paper from Thailand. In Japan, Unryu translates as CLOUD DRAGON paper because it has long swirling threads of kozo fibers integrated in it, thereby giving the texture and visual effect of clouds. Kozo fibers come the branches of the kozo bush, specifically the innermost of three layers of bark, which must be removed, cooked, and beaten before the sheets are formed. Kozo is harvested annually. The treated Thai paper is then allowed to dry overnight and I cut it to fit the plate areas where I want color to exist in the print. These stenciled mulberry-bark papers are first dampened or misted with water and placed upon the already inked and wiped etching plate. The printing process continues, and creates a multi-colored image on paper.
Intaglio, Crossroads Of Europe And Asia, Tbisili, Georgia, Red, Original Printmaking