American Mezzotint Art

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Mezzotint

"Mezzotint is a printmaking process of the intaglio family, technically a drypoint method. It was the first tonal method to be used, enabling half-tones to be produced without using line- or dot-based techniques like hatching, cross-hatching or stipple. Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening the plate with thousands of little dots made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a "rocker." In printing, the tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean." -Wikipedia
 

 

Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint is a 2019 exhibit at the Syacuse University Art Galleries which says: "Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint brings together numerous examples of the experimental process by Thrash while working in the Fine Print Workshop." Also see article in Resource Library.  Accessed 3/19

 

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