Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Rinsed Prints

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This half-day workshop, with Anthony Kirk, talks place from 10 am to 1 pm and is open to 10 participants. All levels. Dress for Mess.

This workshop explores the technique invented by Picasso in 1963-64, which he called epreuves rincees, or “rinsed prints”. After printing linoleum blocks on white paper with a creamy white oil-based ink, Picasso painted over those areas where the paper did not receive ink with a brush and encre de Chine. He and his wife Jacqueline then rinsed them under the shower. The areas printed with the white ink were washed clean of the encre de Chine, while the untouched absorbent white paper took the dark gray color of the encre de Chine. This process remained an oddity until Terry Winters began producing rinsed prints.

Anthony Kirk is Artistic Director and Master Printer at CCP. Formerly head of the etching department at Tyler Graphics, NY, he has collaborated with numerous major American artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan and Joan Mitchell and has taught at Hartford University, Manhattan Graphics Center, Parson s School of Design, Pratt Graphics Center and other national and regional printmaking centers.

December 1st, 2012 10:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
299 West Avenue
Mathews Park
Norwalk, Connecticut 06850
United States
Phone: 203.899.7999
Workshop and Studio Fee, CCP Member $ 70.00
Workshop and Studio Fee, Non-member $ 80.00


















We wish to acknowledge and thank the following foundations and organizations for their help
and support in enabling the Center to service the local community:

Robert Kipniss, Untitled, 2014
Mezzotint, 9.25 h x 13.85 w In

Printed on Revere Ivory
 Published by the Center for Contemporary Printmaking

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Mathews Park
299 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: 203.899.7999
Fax: 203.899.7997