Apr 5, 2022
Apr 5, 2022

Block to Illustrate Woodcutting

Block to Illustrate Woodcutting

Date unknown

Arthur Allen Lewis

(American, 1873–1957)

Tone block

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1924.496

Location

Description

An impression of the outline block is placed on this block while the ink is still wet. By applying pressure to the back of the sheet of paper, the design is transferred to the block. The wood around the areas that will be printed in color is cut away. The surface of the block is inked in green. To create the final chiaroscuro woodcut, first the tone block is printed in green, and then the outline block is printed in black over it. The white of the paper acts as highlights.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Apparatus
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Woodblock
Medium: 
Tone block

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