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December 16, 2008

The Art of Photogravure

Photogravure is a printmaking technique closely associated with the early days of photography. Though it helped early photographers share their images with a wider audience, the practice has almost died out in contemporary art with only a handful ofprintmakers still making these types of prints. The difficult and pain-staking process now has a beautiful website dedicated to it.

Almost all museums have an extensive print collection, but there are few resources which group together prints from a specific technique. The site has a fairly large collection of prints to search, brief history of the medium, timeline of its history, and highlights of some of the major photogravure practitioners.

Hosoe, Eikoh Awakenings, 1961 12 x 18 in, Photogravure image © the artist. Please click the image to find the original posting at photogravure.com

Posted by hthrlowe at December 16, 2008 05:16 PM

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