Orientale by Frank Joseph Van Sloun

Orientale by Frank Joseph Van Sloun

Orientale

Frank Joseph Van Sloun

Title

Orientale

 
Artist
Year
1932  
Technique
monotype in sepia ink 
Image Size
9 x 6 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
pencil titled and dated "32". 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20748 
Price
$500.00 
Description

A fine example of Van Sloun's monotypes - a nude woman in a garden, standing with arms raised in apparent wonder. He was associated with the Ashcan School in New York, many of whom were exploring monotype as a medium, including Robert Henri, Arthur B. Davies, John Sloan and Maurice Prendergast.

Joann Moser in the book "Singular Impressions: The Monotupe in America" notes, on page 113:

"He (Van Souln) learned the basic techniques of etching and monotype as well as painting and became especially interested in Rembrandt's etchings, seeking in his own etchings and monotypes the Dutch master's soft burr and chiaroscuro effects.

Van Sloun drew directly ofn the plate and developed a method of applying full-strength acid to the etching without the use of a ground. Although he was intrigued by the soft-focus effect of the monotype, he was disturbed by the accidental nature of the medium and experimented with methods to obtain a more controllable and predictable outcome.

Van Sloun developed a special combination of inks and oil paints that would retain the images and also special processes for printing them....in later years he developed a technique technique that he called a "pen monotype," in which the image was created by line alone."