The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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Friday, September 29, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
- Deliberate distortion of nature (E.L. Kirchner, O. Dix, W. Morgner),
- Derision of religion (E. Nolde, P. Klee),
- Bolshevist and anarchist implications (G. Grosz),
- Political indoctrination, including propaganda of Marxism and anti-war sabotage (J. Heartfield, O. Dix),
- Moral depravity and interest in prostitution under the guise of social criticism (O. Dix, E.L. Kirchner),
- Loss of national (racial) consciousness and interest in the exotics of primitive peoples (Die Brücke artists),
- Idiots, morons and paralytics presented as the human ideal (O. Kokoschka, Die Brücke artists),
- The desire to depict only Jewish nature (L. Meidner, O. Freundlich),
- Absence of common sense due to sickly imagination (J. Molzahn, W. Baumeister, K. Schwitters).
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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Friday, September 08, 2017
Week two brings us more Nazi Fighting, sharp things for babies, terrible infants for adolescents, COLOR for big kids and DANGER for the biggest.
As promised, we begin with our war against Nazi's by bringing you examples of printmakers who print to resist.
Picasso's poetry describes: ...cries of children cries of women cries of birds cries of flowers cries of timbers and of stones cries of bricks cries of furniture of beds of chains of curtains of pots and of papers cries of odors which claw at one another cries of smoke pricking the shoulder of cries...
Pablo Picasso responded to the Spanish Civil War outbreak in 1936 by producing a portfolio of etchings, Sueño y Mentira de Franco (The dream and lie of Franco), directed at General Francisco Franco, leader of the nazi-backed nationalist forces. The portfolio consists of a poem by the artist and eighteen etched images printed on two large sheets of paper. Picasso had intended that the small images be cut into postcards to be sold at the Spanish Pavilion during the 1937 World's Fair in Paris in support of the fight against Franco.
Now go here:
from, Pressed for Time: History of Printmaking.
Food For Babies!
The earliest European pictorial block prints were religious souvenirs known today as "helgen". Think about "helgen" for awhile and even more printmagic will be revealed.
Ok - look to the East and you will find:
Diamond Sutra. Cave 17, Dunhuang, ink on paper
British Library Or.8210/P.2 AD 868.
Food For Ado's!
Food For BigKids!
Food For The BiggestBaddestKids!
Don't forget to write your comment in your NaziFighting notebook.
Friday, September 01, 2017
The Print Fools Return!
Shaking, unnerved by the events of summer.
Clearly a "mass psychogenic illness triggered by fear..."
Similar to an event in "1374, on the streets of Aachen, Germany, where people started dancing involuntarily. They moved frantically until near the point of total exhaustion. Within weeks this strange compulsion spread to the Netherlands and north-east of France. Hundreds of people uncontrollably jumped, leapt and twitched for days... But they were obviously suffering from physical pain, too, as well as having horrible visions and sometimes asking for help and praying. Often, they barely ate or slept and sometimes they were not even conscious of what was happening to them..."
And a question for your Fools:
Would you rather be shanked in the guts with a drypoint needle or a litho crayon?
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de:
The Intaglio VS Litho DUEL begins!
Sunday, April 23, 2017