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.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

WEEK 2 PrintFools – A Week of MADNESS



MAD KING GEORGE



Gillray's 'A Voluptuary under the Horrors of Digestion’, 1792


King George III was born in 1738 , he suffered by prohyria, a maddening disease. Due to several attacks he eventually lost his grip on reality. He died blind, deaf and mad at Windsor Castle on January 29th in 1820, at the age of 81.

 

Stay tuned to see a lot of James Gillray this semester as we discover printmakers who bravely etched to improve society. If you can't wait - go here for more: 



All Fools! Look at Sue Coe!

http://www.graphicwitness.org/coe/enter.htm





Sue Coe, b. 1951. Thomas–Galvaston Hostpital, 1994, Drypoint, Sheet (Irregular): 13 by 9 3/4 inches (33 by 24.8 centimeters).
 






 Fowl Plague, 2007. etching in sepia on cream Rives paper 4 x 3"

 
 
Picture of the Moment
Unpresidented, 2017 linocut
 


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