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 30, 2016

Streets of VOMIT!!!


OktoberVomitFest Week - 
Shops open - go in, don't leave!
 


William Hogarth. Gin Lane

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

http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/hogarth_william_ginlane.htm 
 
 
 You are safe in the Shop - maybe not on the couch...


Pablo Picasso
Satyr and Sleeping Woman (Faune Dévoilant une Femme), 1936
Etching and lift ground aquatint
12 3/8 x 16 1/4 inches (31.4 x 41.3 cm)
 
 
 
 
So stay in the Shop - and study all 80 of the Goya prints from the The Disasters of War:
 
 
 ...They Are Like Wild Beasts:


The Disasters of War: And They Are Like Wild Beasts, 1863

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828
Etching, 1st Edition
plate: 15.5 x 21 cm. (6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in); sheet: 24.1 x 32.4 cm. (9 1/2 x 12 3/4 in)



Go here for much more:

 http://web.grinnell.edu/faulconergallery/goya/index.htm
 
 And dream about this coming Friday's epic Field Trip to Madison!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9 comments:

Molly Lawler said...

What a gruesome way to portray war. (Although, war was gruesome, so, obviously). I love the contrasts between light and dark you get when printing and in these prints in particular. It gives this subject matter an especially mysterious touch. Depending on the print, some main subjects are light and others are dark - it really works either way.

Monica Bergs said...

I am really excited to work with tears of the daughters of Helios. That story made my little heart warm, although I hope that I do not drop and drown like the baby in the story. I trust Joel enough to keep my afloat though. Something that I really liked from this week was being able to listen and learn from the critics of the adolescents and seeing their work.

Megan Baker said...

I am excited to see what we will be working on next. We already did one statement - do you want the next to be as gruesome as these? As much as I enjoy black and white printing, I also cannot wait to try color intaglio! I AM SO PUMPED FOR FRIDAY!!

Britani Bahr said...

Oh my, such gruesome prints :o I'm excited to better my print this week with the tears of the daughters of helios! Also pumped for friday since my math teachers aren't being lame and are letting me go!

Britani Bahr said...

Oh my, such gruesome prints :o I'm excited to better my print this week with the tears of the daughters of helios! Also pumped for friday since my math teachers aren't being lame and are letting me go!

KarliN said...

Those gruesome prints where very detailed and were interesting to look at to see what is all going on in them. Great messages were sent through to the viewer with them. I rarely ever do any drawings or prints that include anything gruesome, so it definitely is a different subject matter that I'm not used to.

Julia Mielke said...

These prints looked like La Crosse last weekend. I'm super excited to begin a woodcut print but I'm pretty good at shanking myself so I should probably restrain my excitement. Rather than a gruesome beast I'm going to create a print of my protector, Meeko. I'm sad I can't go on the field trip on friday, I would much rather be in a museum than taking an exam :( Have fun on Friday guys!

Lauren Follansbee said...

Wow, such gruesome prints...
The social-political responsibilities of these printmakers really show through and get me inspired to reach for content that's important to me. I need to brainstorm about current events, my social-political stance, and how to portray that.

Katheryn Horne said...

Can some one tell me the story when we learned about the tears of the daughters of hellos? I had to leave early and I missed it:/