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, February 11, 2018

PrintFools Valentines Day is this Wed!!!




PrintFools Valentines Day is this Wed!!!
Precious valentines will be presented, epic poems will be read, massive amounts of treats will be consumed, tears (of joy or pain?) will certainly flow and of course much more will be learned. 

Venus Whipping Cupid with Roses, early 17th century
Giovanni Luigi Valesio (Italian, 1583?–1633)
Engraving
7 15/16 x 5 1/4 in. (20.2 x 13.4 cm

Poor Venus's tries to discipline bad baby Cupid, with no help from a satyr (the embodiment of lust). In Italian the inscription reads: love is not so easily chastised. 

 

Psyche mit der Lampe, by Max Klinger

The love affair between Cupid and Psyche is one of the best known classical myths, recounted in the Latin novel The Golden Ass by Apuleius. Cupid, lover of the mortal Psyche, forbids her to cast eyes upon him and visits her only at night. Disobeying him, Psyche holds a light over his sleeping body, for which she is punished by Aphrodite.
Beware PrintFools, the week will demand the learning of new skills and some sort of balance of head and heart. 
Here is an early valentine for you all... a little video made by Thomas Edison, watch carefully, because if you perform the dance best...  you might win.... Baby, Ado, or Big Kid of the Day!



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