The April 1884 issue of Bulletin de la societe francaise de photographic contained an announcement praising the photogravures
perfected by Goupil & Cie., noting that the remarkable method made great strides in the mechanical reproduction of photographs.
is is a process that enables a photographer to drastically modify an image by working with the negative and the copper photogravure
plates, selecting different inks, and recropping and retouching it.
For example, an 1843 portrait of Lady Mary Rutbven by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson exhibited in both photogravure
and carbon print allowed the viewer to appreciate the subtle differences in detail and tonal variation exemplified by each process.
The stamps, whose facsimilies appear here, are the first issues printed by 'Photogravure
' in this country and are thus a landmark in the evolution of Indian stamps.
The remaining 19 sets, along with thousands of prints and the handmade copper photogravure
plates, were sold to a book dealer in Boston, where they were stashed away in the basement and only rediscovered forty years later.
Recently, Gonzalez Palma teamed with New York's Renaissance Press to produce a selected number of his images in photogravure
, printing works like El silencio [The Silence] in much larger quantities than he would normally create.
With the introduction of photogravure
, photographic images became a common feature in modern societies.
Paupers Press is offering a copperplate photogravure
by Jake & Dinos Chapman, while Emanuel von Baeyer unveils a major collection of Italian prints, including examples by Parmigianino and Castiglione.
With an impressive range of techniques and materials represented (lithograph, screen print, etching, drypoint, aquatint, mezzotint, and photogravure
), this exhibition will argue for renewed scholarly attention to "multiple originals," not as superfluous to an artist's core practice but as a crucial mode of working through formal and technical problems--one with the potential for major breakthroughs.
Eti-Technix offers the latest photogravure
technologies, including an HD flexo plate for high-quality printing.
Friday September 12, 2-3pm Photogravure
printing demo - Roger Coulam