The Templar Secrets In Spain Printmaking By Jerry Di Falco

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Artist Jerry  Di Falco. 'The Templar Secrets In Spain' Artwork Image, Created in 2017, Original Digital Art. #art #artist
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Jerry Di Falco


The Templar Secrets In Spain

Size - (USA):
16 W x 12 H x 1 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
40.6 W x 30.5 H x 2.5 D (centimeters)
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This print is the best of five prints from the First of Four Editions, and the editions are limited to five prints each. This etching originated with a 1987 photo taken by the artist and was executed on one zinc plate, which measured 6 inches high by 9 inches wide. The studio techniques of intaglio, aquatint, Chine colle, and Drypoint were employed. Moreover, six separate baths in Nitric acid were used to reach the final design. The framed works measures about 12 inches high by 16 inches wide. French, oil base etching ink was used on RivesBFK white paper. Mulberry bark paper from Thailand, infused with Kozo threads from Japan, was used in the Chine colle process. The artist printed and published this work at the Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on The Fleisher Art School campus. The scene depicts a 13th century Romanesque chapel in Spain shows called San Bartolome’s Hermitage. It is a Knight’s Templar church built upon an original building from 500 years earlier. Its mystical location in Soria lies within El Parque Natural del Cañon del río Lobos. The unusual round window features a reverse pentagram, and is the subject of another Di Falco etching. The upside down star with five points is an extensive symbol in both Pagan and Christian Art. The star’s points contain many meanings, including one related to the five Hebrew books of the Pentateuch, a collection of writings that establishes all Jewish teaching and life. The symbol was also sacred to the Knights Templar, because it relates to The Holy Grail, as well as to many clandestine stories concerning Mary Magdalene as Christ’s Bride. Mary is called Christ’s companion in the Aramaic and Hebrew language, and actually translates as wife. PRICE OF THE ART INCLUDES A FRAME, MAT, HANDLING, ALL WRAPING MATERIALS, SHIPMENT CARTON, AND CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. Notes on the Chine Collé Process -- Methylcellulose powder is re-constituted by mixing it with spring water and then applying the clear viscous substance to hand-dyed mulberry-bark paper from Thailand, Brand Unryu. 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, 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 misted with water and placed upon the already inked and wiped etching plate. The printing process continues, and a multi-colored image on paper is created.
Artwork Keywords:   Original Printmaking
Materials:   Etching Prints

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