PRINTFEVER

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, November 03, 2018

Art Is... The Permanent Revolution







Art Is... The Permanent Revolution




A short trailer for you this week PrintFools. I want you to have plenty of time to go and vote!





Plate III: The Polling, February 1758. Third state.
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.



Now on to the trailer...


“The anger and outrage captured by graphic artists have defined revolutions through the centuries. Printmakers have depicted the human condition in all its glories and struggle so powerfully that perceptions, attitudes and politics have been dramatically influenced. And the value and impact of this art is even more important today. In the new documentary, ART IS... THE PERMANENT REVOLUTION, three contemporary American artists and a master printer help explain the dynamic sequences of social reality and protest. Among the wide range of 60 artists on display are Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Kollwitz, Dix, Masereel, Grosz, Gropper, and Picasso. While their stirring graphics sweep by, the making of an etching, a woodcut and a lithograph unfolds before our eyes, as the contemporary artists join their illustrious predecessors in creating art of social engagement.”







Sunday, October 28, 2018

BAD WEEK FOR TOADS AND BABIES!!


HALLOWEEN WEEK! 
BAD TIME FOR TOADS AND BABIES!!

Your favorite week arrives PrintFools, the week of FEAR. Heads up Print Babies!
 



Start with a moral tale to persuade you to… 

Avoid Toad Licking this Halloween Weekend!


Witches kept toads as "familiars" or "animal guides" and of course to lick for mind altering experiences, As you know, even today the fad of toad-licking continues to rage in our culture:


If you watch Family Guy you might have caught the episode devoted to the dangers of “doing toad,”


There is a psychoactive compound in their skin but not Wisconsin toads, so raise your right hands in the air and swear to lick no toads this Halloween week!


"... Given the superstitious belief that witches used babies in producing flying potions...  (Look closely and you will see) The witch holds a cauldron and grasps at a baby. Common belief held that witches murdered infants for making certain potions. Such superstitions were widespread among the public..."




Marcantonio and Agostino de Musi called Agostino Veneziano Raimondi, Lo Stregozzo [The Witches’ Procession], after Raphael or Giulio Romano, 1520s, engraving,


See you this week in Costume, bearing treats of course.
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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Epic Field Trip ...Raymond Louis Gloeckler








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.


Remember this one?

Raymond Louis Gloeckler
(American, b. 1928)
Victory Dickie
1972
Woodcut
22 x 11 1/4 in.

 
Raymond Louis Gloeckler
Born in Portage, Wisconsin, Raymond Gloeckler received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin. From 1961 to 1993, he was professor of art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.



Raymond Louis Gloeckler
(American, b. 1928)
Politics on Parade (II)
1972-1973
Wood engraving
16 1/16 x 10 9/16 in.


Raymond Louis Gloeckler
(American, b. 1928)
Politics on Parade (I)
1972
Wood engraving
16 1/16 x 10 9/16 in.



So what's the difference between wood engravings and woodcuts?
 
http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~fa106x/Wood/wood.htm

http://www.artoftheprint.info/relief.html
 
Any Fool want to do an engraving? I have the tools...



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Friday, September 28, 2018

Projectile Vomit Week




OktoberVomitFest Week - 
time for some social Moral Tales


William Hogarth. Gin Lane

Copy and paste the link below to go to this site:

http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/hogarth_william_ginlane.htm

Are you Tom or Moll?


Copy and paste the link below to go to this site:


click down there:

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. 
 
I originally typed WHITEHOUSE instead of madhouse....
 
 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Art Hazelwood




PrintFools,
Week 3 brings us Art Hazelwood:




Three Graces of Capitalism, TINA, Miss Giving and Naked Greed, edition of 10, 2014, woodcut, 60 x 36"

Go here for cool details about this print:




Trump-Tantrum, edition of 19, 2016, screenprint, 16 x 12”,

Art Hazelwood’s website:


  for the babies...
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REMBRANDT Harmensz van Ryn, fec. (1606-1669), artist

Christ with the Sick around Him, Receiving Little Children (known as The Hundred Gilder Print ).
Etching, drypoint, and burin/
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669., Dutch.
Title     Study from the Nude 1646.
etching on paper
9.84 x 16.83 cm
Callot, Jacques, French
The Gallows Tree; plate from the "Miseries of War" series1621
Etching

Friday, September 07, 2018

Warington


printfools meet Warrington Colescott....
 
Underneath the Oval Office - 2004
Color Etching ed. 21/30
Dimensions: 30 1/2" x 23"

"My prints and paintings are narratives, both direct and metaphorical. The intent is moral, if your morality is in my ballpark. The method is satire; comedy is OK, but pretty much anything goes if it fits my drawing concept on paper or copper plate."
Warrington Colescott

The Medicare Monologues - 2004
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.
 
 
 
 
 Warrington Colescott’s “The Hunt: First Dawn Stake Out,“ 1981.
 
Read this...
 
 
Go and look at more...


 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Welcome Back to The Shop Fall 2018









Welcome back PrintFools.



While you all lounged the summer away in your “up North” family cabins the world continued to go to hell. Missed it all didn’t you, while you were busy on your water skis, drinking your brandy old fashioneds.



But Fools, printmakers can’t miss anything. Since the invention of the Jikji or the Gutenberg press (which came first?) Printmakers have been visual sentinels.



So we will continue to celebrate the historical tradition of the sentinel printmaker, the loud mouth printmaker.

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.



Our first is Lisa Bulawsky.




LISA BULAWSKY
The Dilemma Game #3, (Adolf Hitler)
etching and mixed media 12'' x 9'' 2003


Check out a public printmaking intervention project she has created and stay tuned to learn how you will most likely do something similar and most likely spend some time in jail…



Radiate/Cultivate is an ongoing public intervention project initiated by Lisa Bulawsky



http://www.lisabulawsky.com/wop.php?area=Projects&todo=sil&gid=31



 
  MORE Food For Babies!




 
www.woodblock.com/encyclopedia/entries/011_13/part01.html



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!


Woodcutting printmaker Bridget Henry demonstrates:
The Reduction Woodcut:
 


Malaquias Montoya -
Mujer zapatista/Zapatista Woman
1998| Lithograph




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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Half way through hell...



  “Only mystics, clowns and artists, in my experience, speak the truth...”
Malcolm Muggeridge,



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  )

Caprichos:  



 
Might Not the Pupil Know More? (Caprichos, no. 37: Si sabrá mas el discipulo?),


There They Go Plucked. (Caprichos, no. 20: Ya van desplumados.),

 and here for more:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/coll/grps/goya/goya_intro.html



And its time to embrace Otto and  "artistic social responsibility".  Dix followed the example of Goya and made the world aware of the effects of decisions made by fools....



Night-time encounter with a madman [Nachtliche Begegnung mit einem Irrsinnigen]
“A man never knew what he'd encounter on night patrol. Here Dix finds a madman who roams the rubble. It's not clear to which army he's assigned. His uniform is shredded along with his mind. The man represents an indirect threat. In this state, he can't harm an experienced soldier but he can draw the attention of those who can...”


Unterstand [Dugout]
"Two exhausted soldiers soundly sleep. Another pair gamble money that has no value on the line. And a fifth man goes crazy as shells drop overhead ..."

Go here to see more
The Online Otto Dix Project

It's a huge last week, steam rolling and sweat and tears and probably some blood. Check your lives at the door and work your butts to the bone... time is slipping away...






Thursday, June 21, 2018

Anupam Sud




PrintFools!
Week 1 ends but not before we celebrate our newest spiritual guide:
 Anupam Sud

"...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..."

http://www.indianartcircle.com/anupamsud/tirelessmission.shtml 

Read that article up there.
  Anupam Sud
The odd one (+ 3 others; 4 works)
1994 - colored etching

 Go here for more images:

  http://www.artalivegallery.com/artists.php?cat=artists&scat=237

 

Cupid Playing 4X6 Etching

 
Ceremony of Unmasking-3
Etching & Chin Cole, Triptych
35" x 26"
1990

Watch this video!!!
https://vimeo.com/98219216 






 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer Time Squared ( math term for the math heads)



Summer continues PrintFools as does the rage and the deluge of things to learn, and learn fast...

So time for Babies to meet
Jacques Callot


Be prepared little printmakers to follow this new guide. And prepared for new danger because while your sharp tools can cause damage...




Jacques Callot

Drypoint
French, 1592-1635

Judith with the Head of Holofernes, n.d.

Drypoint

...and pain. 
Jacques Callot
French, 1592-1635

The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, n.d.

Etching

A new danger will change your lives and make your dreams come true. But don't over worry, as in all print processes, if you fall, you will rise.
Jacques Callot

(French, 1592-1635)

The Resurrection of Lazarus, from The New Testament, 1635

Etching 

Everyone check these links out:

http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork-search/results/Callot



Big Types! Spend a little time with Leonard Baskin as you start to carve those giant assed boards!


Self Portrait (Leonard at 76)
 
Man of Peace
 
We Lie Here Dead and His Godly Name Grows Greater and Holier
And some readings and more prints
 
 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Its Summer Time....



PrintFools!

Time for some history and time to be in a rage!!


St. Christopher, dated 1423

click down there:
www.woodblock.com/encyclopedia/entries/011_13/part01.html



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.


click down there:



Horst JANSEN
Fill your heads with that Drypoint you Baby PrintFools! 

Drollerei Kaltnadel
1991
Drypoint
... some color for you Big Fools!

Eva Maria Lupfert
1992
Etching

...And content for you great Big Kid Fools!
 
Horst Janssen, "Erostod"
Radierung Nr. 7

Some Anger from Max Beckman!


 And some Litho Anger...

Sitting Man - litho
 And time to experience some printmaking RAGE!


 

Saturday, April 07, 2018

SUE COE





Are these pictures all too dark for you?
Too much black? Too much blue?
Too much squalor? Too much crime
in this landscape of our time?
Then open your eyes,
X out their lies,
and work with your minds,
your hearts, your sinews for a better world.
Evolution continues toward Freedom by any means necessary.
BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!
(15)
http://www.flashpointmag.com/suecoe.htm#foot15


Read This PrintFools:

http://www.flashpointmag.com/suecoe.htm



Here are more links:









dont forget to write....

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Art Hazelwood Time



Another week has arrived PrintFools!
This week bring you ART HAZELWOOD:

  The Battle of Foulujah, 2006, etching with engraving, 24” x 14”
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Freedom Series, 1996, linocut , 13" x 13", 6" x 6" each square, edition of 10,
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“Since 1994 Art Hazelwood has worked with homeless rights groups, creating artwork, bringing in other artists to the struggle. In 2017 he was awarded the Artwork as Revolution Award by the Coalition on Homelessness on its 30th anniversary.”


-->http://www.arthazelwood.com/instigator/instigator.html 


 Go through the many examples of Hazelwood prints and write down a few favorites in your NF Books.