Loris Medici wrote:
> But as a matter of fact stiff oil-based ink also/still contains linseed oil?
Yes, that's correct. Less than oil paint in general, but it is the binder in most oil based etching inks.
BTW, I forgot to mention Chinese wash paintings (sumi-e?) on proper paper.
(Dating back to ca. 600-700's...)
Excellent point and thanks for adding that. It puts things in better
perspective. We only have a few hundred years of photogravure, and
only a few hundred more for oil paintings then. Watercolor or
carbon-based image creation clearly has the head start.