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, December 01, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Because its Thanksgiving Week, I'm giving you a political timeout.
So eat your turducken and watch Rolf...
Self-Portrait with tophat
Photo: Jacques Lathion, Nasjonalgalleriet Oslo
Photo: Jacques Lathion, Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo
More Rolf ....
Find some inspiration in Rolf, but don't be trying any of this metal madness in the shop or you are dead meant just like your tuduckens or your tofuckduckens
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Here is a polling booth on election day. All classes of men are being led up to cast a vote, described as an imbecile, a prisoner, and so on. Britannia is seen in her coach on the right, about to turn over because her coachmen are playing cards. All the nation’s efforts are directed to bribery and gambling, rather than for the good of the people.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
We searched for, found (and lost Kady and aNDREA) and learned many things on the epic field trip.
We found the chicken dinner of the exhibitions,"Prints in Protest"at the Chazen.
So what's the difference between wood engravings and woodcuts?
Any Fool want to do an engraving? I have the tools...
Friday, September 28, 2018
OktoberVomitFest Week -
time for some social Moral Tales
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William Hogarth reveals the effects of society and effects of the sloven self with a satirical social eye. Look through both series and you wont have to actually attend the Octoberfest “trainwreck” to experience innocence corrupted, jail, syphilis or the madhouse.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Friday, September 07, 2018
printfools meet Warrington Colescott....
Dimensions: 30 1/2" x 23"
Color Etching ed. 18/20
Dimensions: 14 1/2" x 24 1/4"
Political Art can be a social statement, a satirical image, or a more direct political expression, or as in often the case with Warrington - a blend of the three.
Sunday, September 02, 2018
This is the semester of Politics/ Conflict.
The plan will be to take full advantage of the crazed motion of the world around us by synthesizing the issues of politics and conflict that either cloud or make our days bright.
If you are scared remember that as always you create your content in this shop, but you will have to make a print based on politics and conflict and as always you will be fed a semester of printmakers designed to influence the hell out of you.
The Dilemma Game #3, (Adolf Hitler)
etching and mixed media 12'' x 9'' 2003
MORE 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.
MORE food for BigKids!
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Goya exposed Fools in society and lampooned them with no mercy. He believed:" ... art should ultimately make a difference. He uses his position as illustrado to lampoon, satirize and pillory various institutions, practises and commonly held beliefs..."
Since I am in a RAGE, I would react in a less civilized manner. I'd throw them from my restaurant!!!
(go here and read AND READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/aug2006.html )
and here for more:
Thursday, June 21, 2018
"...The themes of manipulation, the relationship of power to predicament, of powerlessness and temptation, human fallibility and trappings, the masked existence of urban people, the inertia of government structures, are some of the recurrent themes that engage Anupam's thought process..."
Read that article up there.
The odd one (+ 3 others; 4 works)
1994 - colored etching
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Ceremony of Unmasking-3
Etching & Chin Cole, Triptych
35" x 26"
Watch this video!!!