Variations in Time: Monotypes and Monoprints

Variations in Time: Monotypes and Monoprints

ISBN: 0295976691

ISBN 13: 9780295976693

Publication Date: July 01, 1997

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Pages: 63

Format: Paperback

Author: Robert Flynn Johnson

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Printmaking has appealed to California painter Nathan Oliveira throughout his career, not as a reproductive technology but as an extension of painting. In the early 1970s he became fascinated with the monotypes of Degas and began to work his magic on zinc plates. By merging the act of painting with that of printing in a single process, monotype gave him the ability to generate images in a process of continuous revision. Repaintings on the plate and reimpressions on paper, effacements and resurrections, each contributing changes, spelled the successive stages in the evolution of a pictorial idea that in the usual painting process would have been obliterated by the final stage.

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