Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lithograph- 'Transfer Drawing'

Yeux Clos - Odilon Redon lithograph.

Here is a lithograph that has a lovely textural quality... it is believed Redon used the 'transfer drawing method' to achieve it and then re-worked it with crayon.
'There are many other possibilities for transfer in addition to the traditional method of making a design with crayon and/or tusche on paper, then damping the sheet, laying it face down on a freshly grained stone, and pulling it through the press several times to get it to offset onto the stone. By direct or indirect methods we can transfer the imprint of net, chiffon, or other loosely woven fabrics. We can offset fresh proofs from any other graphic arts medium. (Jules Heller)

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