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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Anders Zorn and Sylvia Schuster

Wipe the OctoberFest vomit off your feet and learn about two very classy etchers...

Anders Zorn

Anders Zorn
The Waltz

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  Sylvia Schuster

Etching, Drypoint, Aquatint on Murillo Paper
Edition 15/18
30 x 18 inches

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See you (vomit free) Monday/Tuesday, Stay tuned for some info about Brad's and Misha's class visit, PrintFools at the Farmers Market.


Ben Kremer said...

Anders presents me an intense linear quality that is both extreme and delicate. I'm blown away by his aesthetic, it's both calm and nonstop chaos, just like methy. Sylvia astounds me with her subtle transition of values with various etches, I seriously thought that chick were makin lithographs. Such an amazing and educational display of the potentials / beautiful possibilities of what line etching can be!

Allecia Kruser said...

I've never seen any etchings like this! Some of Zorn's works are so detailed that they resemble old black and white photographs.

Emily Sander said...

I agree with what Ben said; Anders shows this really, tiny etchings along with it being full of life. The busy lines from all directions give the print such an tangible texture...I want to feel the plate!

Nhouchee Yang said...

Seriously, I love how linear and realistic Anders does it. Sylvia's dry point though...I thought that was charcoal the whole time.MIND BLOWN O_O
Not gonna lie, I've always loved dry point, I think it's why I wanna give Intaglio another chance...

good student said...

I would have liked to have read some more about Zorn's life. I wonder how old he was when he first found etching. His lines were amazing I agree with Allicia that they resembled black and white photos.

Jenna Rosienski said...

Sylvia's work is AMAZING! That portrait of the boy was so realistic as well as the two people dancing. The teeny tiny etchings make it so interesting to look at. Anders Zorn also displayed the same type of small etchings that made his pieces so beautiful and fun to explore.

Chloe Pittelko said...

I'm going to go ahead and agree with everyone else on the point of that print by Schuster. Like Nhouchee I definitely thought that looked like straight up charcoal or something - crazy. I think The Waltz by Zorn is gorgeous. There are so many lines happening but they come together to look so incredible delicate and really bring the grace of the dance that he's depicting. It gives me some hope when it comes to giving intaglio a second go, even though I will never produce something as delicate as a permanently crabby looking Swedish man.

Andrea Anderson said...

Schuster's work is incredible. My favorite might be Head XIV. There is a delicate looseness to the lines that I've always wished I could embrace. I'm excited to get back to copper, and I'm really pumped about the possibilities of the farmer's market. Print Foolz World Tour 2015.

Brynn said...

Mind blown. I love the interplay between content and process. Zorn's careful slender lines and Schuster's chaotic intense ones really affect the way their subjects are depicted and their content is communicated. Final note: I can't get over Schuster's use of contrast, it's brilliant.

schmebs31 said...

Anders Zorn's work is amazing. just simple line etchings created such intricate imagery.