Friday, May 24, 2013

Exquisite Corpse Monotype Printmaking Birthday Party

Exquisite Corpse also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed.

This Surrealist began using the technique in 1925 in drawings and later collage.

Exquisite Corpse Monotype Printmaking Birthday Party each guest drew an animal or imaginative animal  head, torso and legs contributing to 10 separate exquisite Corpse prints, once completed they covered up their drawing leaving a little bit at the bottom exposed for the next little artist to carry on the drawing. They moved between print station, a bit like musical chairs until each exquisite Corpse was complete. Each guest took home a unique Exquisite Corpse print of
 their own.

Technique: Direct Drawing & Subtracting Monotype Printmaking

What is a monotype and how is it made?
A monotype is a hand-pulled, unique original print made by developing an image on a plate, often, but not necessarily, a flat piece of plastic. The image is created by adding and subtracting ink. The artist uses rollers, called brayers, and any number of other tools to lay colour on the plate, remove or interfere with it. The colour must be added in very thin layers because the pressure of the press will push it and smear it if the ink is too thick.
Sophie's10th Birthday Party

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Jo Lankester

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