May 20, 2019

Little Impulse

Little Impulse


Rie Ito

(Japanese, b. 1966)

Mezzotint with chine collé

Overall: 90 x 50 cm (35 7/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ward Collection Fund 1998.13

Edition: 10

Impression: 3/10



Following the example of Yozo Hamaguchi and his student Kazuhisa Honda, contemporary Japanese artists continue to utilize mezzotint. Printmakers exploit the ability of the technique to produce velvety blacks and an unlimited variety of tones, resulting in this haunting portrait.

See also
PR - Mezzotint
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