"Grand Saute" AP 4/15

G. H. Rothe


Title:
"Grand Saute" AP 4/15

Medium:
Mezzotint

Suite:
From the 4 piece Large Dance Suite

Unframed Size:
25.25" x 23.75" - 64.1 x 60.3 cm

Framed Size:
31.1" x 29.9" - 73.9 x 78.9 cm

Edition Size:
100 + 15 AP

Asking Price:
$3,500.00

Framed with Glass:

Hand signed:




Comment:

This work is located in Europe. If you desire to have it taken out of the frame and rolled for shipping, that is an option which would reduce the freight charges tremendously




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G.H. Rothe (1935-2007) was renowned as master of the mezzotint and as one of the world's greatest artists. She combined technical mastery with inspired imagination. She was born in Beuthen, Germany (ceded to Poland in 1945) and her studies in art history, human anatomy, goldsmithing and extensive drawing culminated in her discovery of the mezzotint technique. Impelled to revive this most difficult technique of printmaking led to an invention in 1972 never accomplished before in mezzotint: transparency. Her years of research and constant practice supplied the perfect medium for her vast repertoire of images.

“I carve my images into copperplates directly with a diamond. Then I pit the surface with a chisel-like tool called a rocker. When the ground work is done, I use a steel burnisher quite extensively to shape my images as one would do in a fine barr relief but working in reverse. After I pull a proof print from the copperplate, I cover the surface anew with fine pitted holes using the rocker, eliminating thought in action, practicing Karma Yoga. The experience of layering images and the x-ray shapes is guided by the mind’s eye. I feel but cannot see the picture underneath the second layer of pits. As the essence of life is an unknown force, I see when I don’t look. ”

Mezzotint is a printmaking process of the intaglio family, technically a drypoint method.[1] It was the first tonal method to be used, enabling half-tones to be produced without using line- or dot-based techniques like hatching, cross-hatching or stipple. Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening a metal plate with thousands of little dots made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a "rocker." In printing, the tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean. A high level of quality and richness in the print can be achieved.





"Grand Saute" AP 4/15

G. H. Rothe

Title:
"Grand Saute" AP 4/15

Medium:
Mezzotint

Suite:
From the 4 piece Large Dance Suite

Unframed Size:
25.25" x 23.75" - 64.1 x 60.3 cm

Framed Size:
31.1" x 29.9" - 73.9 x 78.9 cm

Edition Size:
100 + 15 AP

Asking Price:
$3,500.00

Framed with Glass:

Hand signed:




Comment:

This work is located in Europe. If you desire to have it taken out of the frame and rolled for shipping, that is an option which would reduce the freight charges tremendously




Make an Offer / Ask A Question










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G.H. Rothe (1935-2007) was renowned as master of the mezzotint and as one of the world's greatest artists. She combined technical mastery with inspired imagination. She was born in Beuthen, Germany (ceded to Poland in 1945) and her studies in art history, human anatomy, goldsmithing and extensive drawing culminated in her discovery of the mezzotint technique. Impelled to revive this most difficult technique of printmaking led to an invention in 1972 never accomplished before in mezzotint: transparency. Her years of research and constant practice supplied the perfect medium for her vast repertoire of images.

“I carve my images into copperplates directly with a diamond. Then I pit the surface with a chisel-like tool called a rocker. When the ground work is done, I use a steel burnisher quite extensively to shape my images as one would do in a fine barr relief but working in reverse. After I pull a proof print from the copperplate, I cover the surface anew with fine pitted holes using the rocker, eliminating thought in action, practicing Karma Yoga. The experience of layering images and the x-ray shapes is guided by the mind’s eye. I feel but cannot see the picture underneath the second layer of pits. As the essence of life is an unknown force, I see when I don’t look. ”

Mezzotint is a printmaking process of the intaglio family, technically a drypoint method.[1] It was the first tonal method to be used, enabling half-tones to be produced without using line- or dot-based techniques like hatching, cross-hatching or stipple. Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening a metal plate with thousands of little dots made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a "rocker." In printing, the tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean. A high level of quality and richness in the print can be achieved.