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, January 21, 2017

What Lurks???

Remember we began the past semester with the the Eve of Destruction?

Lets enter the UNKNOWN this semester with spiritual printmaking guides at our sides. 

These Printmakers have shown the world that stranger things have happened...


Thomas Nast (1840 - 1902 )
""Stranger Things Have Happened"""
1879 wood engraving
Description      cartoon from December 27, 1879 issue of Harper's Weekly
Collection        Minneapolis College of Art and Design Collection

That laws have been broken...

Thomas Nast, North American; American, 1840 - 1902
Can the Law Reach Him?
1872 Wood engraving
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 NAST Thomas - Landau (GERMANY) 27 September 1840--7 December 1902 Guayaquil (ECUADOR). Nast was brought to the United States in 1846 and grew up in New York City.

In 1862 he became a staff artist for Harper's Weekly and his nearly 25 years' association with the magazine were the most fruitful of his career. 

And that Printmakers don't cower ...

Artist: Art Hazelwood
Location: San Francisco, CA
Poster Title: Impeach the Beast, 2008
Artwork Medium: Screen print
Poster Medium: Screen print
Size: 24”x18”

This semester the littlest, baby PrintFools begin a journey...

St. Christopher, dated 1423

Diamond Sutra. Cave 17, Dunhuang, ink on paper
British Library Or.8210/P.2 AD 868.

The Bigger PrintFools will Play With Color?

Pablo Picasso
JACQUELINE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE (Jacqueline in a Straw Hat) , 1962
Original linocut printed in five colors from one block on wove paper. 
13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in

they will watch the little video below ...

Woodcutting printmaker Bridget Henry demonstrates:
The Reduction Woodcut:

Malaquias Montoya -
Mujer zapatista/Zapatista Woman
1998| Lithograph

And the Biggest PrintFools will hopefully, finally learn to "Resist the devil"...

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Leave your words below Fools:


Chris Schoen said...

Seems like this is going to be an interesting semester. Lots to do, mixes of intaglio and woodcut all semester!

Gemma Zahradka said...

I'm excited for the semester to start only because printmaking is going to be my first class of the day! Yay!
On a different note, I find it really interesting that all the "stages of life" prints go up until age 100. That's really old! We tend to perceive people in the past as living "nasty, brutish, and short" lives, but clearly the printmakers that designed those prints knew that people could live into their 90s and 100s!

SarahLaHeyer said...

Super excited to start this semester, maybe we can get the devil out of me this time. 4th times the charm?

Hannah Kennedy said...

Im super excited to be working with color this semester. the process looks like alot of work but so worth it

Gabrielle Kizewski said...

I am thrilled to have an art class this semester. I was previously stuck in the painting world but Joel corrupted me. I am excited for a change and to take a stab at printmaking!

KarliN said...

It's exciting to start another semester with everyone! It will be interesting to see what we will all learn and create!

Abby Reinke said...

I am really excited to get started printmaking, and can't wait to see all of the great things that everyone else comes up with!

Monica Bergs said...

Honestly, I am very afraid for this semester, though I am excited for color. What worries me the most all the steps involved and really messing it up. I cannot wait to see everyone else's work and ideas come to life though!

AmberART218 said...

Should be a lot of fun seeing all the different styles and spins people put into their art

Handah said...

This semester is going to be a lot of fun I think. Can't wait to get started!

Emily Sander said...

Ready to head to battle this final semester. I intend to go out guns blazin' (metaphorically speaking, of course). The first two prints, I really enjoy, especially perhaps because they draw our attention to the dangers of not recognizing when history repeats itself. What lurks? Strange and dangerous ideas.

kasey pesch said...

I'm so excited for this semester! With recent events I haven't had to give a second thought to what will fire my fight for the war this semester!