This work includes a 10 inch high by 12 inch wide black, METAL frame and white acid free mat.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WORK --
The studio techniques employed in this etching include intaglio and Chine colle. The French paper used was RivesBFK white, and the inks employed were oil base, Charbonnel brand, from Paris. The image size, and the size of the zinc etching plate used, measure four inches high by six inches wide, or 10.160cm by 15.240cm. The etching required three separate baths in Nitric acid before the final image was reached. The print size itself is 10 inches high by 11 inches wide, or 25.400cm by 27.940cm. A mulberry bark paper from Thailand, treated with methylcellulose and infused with Japanese threads, provides a colored area. The work was created, printed, and published at The Center for Works on Paper at 705 Christian Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The ABSOLUTE ARTS DOT COM price includes all wrapping materials, frame, mat, handling fees, certificate of authenticity, and carton costs. Shipment costs are added. This is PRINT NUMBER 2 of 4 in the FIRST, of FIVE, EDITIONS.
This original DiFalco etching is based on a still from the 1920 silent horror film from Germany entitled, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, or in German, “Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari”. The film, which was directed by Robert Wiene and co-written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer, has become the archetypal work of German Expressionist Cinema. The story tells of a fanatical hypnotist, played by actor Werner Krauss, who manipulates a somnambulist, acted by Conrad Veidt, to commit murder. The film unveils its story in a sinister and salient cinematic style with sharp edges, tilted and twisting horizons, and contorted landscapes. The camera work weaves in and out of shadowy light enhanced by minimalist sets of geometric trickery. This film had a major influence on US films, particularly in the genre of film noir.
German Expressionism, Cinema, Horror Films, Silent Films, Chine Colle, Original Printmaking