Salt Creek

Salt Creek

1919, printed 1927-31

Gustave Baumann

(American, born Germany, 1881-1971)

Color woodcut

Support: Zanders laid paper

Image: 24.3 x 28.8 cm (9 9/16 x 11 5/16 in.); Sheet: 34.2 x 43.3 cm (13 7/16 x 17 1/16 in.)

Gift of Ann Baumann 2005.436

Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 70.3

Description

Baumann carefully chose printing papers. He preferred fine linen or cotton papers with a toothier surface. Slightly textured paper with hills and valleys, if lightly inked and printed with a minimum of pressure, produces random speckles of unprinted white paper across the printed image (notice the white speckles in the blue sky of Salt Creek), impressionistic effects resembling the bright light and airiness in landscapes.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Woodcut
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Color woodcut
Credit line: 
Gift of Ann Baumann

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