Mûres (Blackberries) by Judith Rothchild

Mûres (Blackberries) by Judith Rothchild

Mûres (Blackberries)

Judith Rothchild

Title

Mûres (Blackberries)

 
Artist

Judith Rothchild

  1950 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1999  
Technique
mezzotint 
Image Size
7 3/4 x 5 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
51 of 100  
Annotations
dated '99 after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove Hahnemuhle 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18428 
Price
$450.00 
Description

Judith Rothchild was born in the U.S. but lives and works in France. Her preferred printmaking medium is mezzotint, which develops an image from a black surface. In this mezzotint of blackberries she runs the gammet from an intense black background to the touches of white light on the blackberries and many tones between.

Rothchild comments about her work: "The skill of the process is to bring up the image slowly, caressing the forms with the burnisher, occasionally printing proofs. At the same time, the surface of the plate evolves; the roughness becomes soft velvetand the plate is finally ready to return all the hours of drawing that one has put in."