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Re: SIZE Re: Photogravure was: Re: SPE and alt update!!!!!!

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  • From: SusanV <susanvoss3@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 13:52:16 -0400
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Christina, thanks!  I've seen Werger's work long time ago but had lost track of him.  He's is amazing, for sure!  Just looking at those mezzos gives me aching wrists, though. yikes.


On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Christina Z. Anderson <zphoto@montana.net> wrote:
No it is not he....at least I don't recognize his name.  This guy would wake himself up everynight and record a dream on a little plate.  He would rock these little plates while watching TV, tons and tons of them.  He teaches somewhere down south.  OHHH I found it in my printmaking journal--Art Werger.
Incredible stuff. AND I got his website so thanks for bringing up mezzotint so I could reconnect with his work.


To realize that those huge plates are rocked to velvet black and then burnished back...oh my.  I mean, I was really impressed, especially by his water swimmer scenes.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Diana Bloomfield" <dhbloomfield@bellsouth.net> Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: SIZE Re: Photogravure was: Re: SPE and alt update!!!!!!

Hey Chris..

I don't know if the mezzotint guy is the same or not; since he's in  the South, we may be talking about the same person.  Donald Furst?   He's head of the art dept at UNC-Wilmington.  I've seen his work for  a long time, and I've never seen anything of his larger than about  4x5 or possibly as big as 5x7??  Not sure.  The most recent ones I  saw were very small-- all just incredible.  I always find his subject  matter intriguing, too-- very compelling.  I just love them.  His  work has always inspired me to want to learn how to do that, but I'm  pretty sure that will have to wait for another life-time.

Okay-- I just found a link that has some of his work:  http:// www.creativewilmington.com/member_detail.php?id=102%0D

On Apr 4, 2008, at 11:30 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

Good morning all!

Diana, I can understand why mezzotints are small.  Rocking a  plate--4x5 was
plenty big.  There is a guy, and I forget his name, who rocked  these HUGE
plates down south when I was at Clemson (he gave a presentation)  and again,
I was blown away by his virtuoso.  But mezzotints are so gorgeous and
velvety small.  Wow.  I wonder if we are talking about the same guy...he's a
mezzotint king IMHO.

So I guess I have to say size is verrrry seductive but the  proverbial proof
is in the performance--the image itself.

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