THE EMERGENCE OF THE MONOTYPE

Nausikaa (no. 149)

Nausikaa (no. 149)
Werner Drewes, 1951
color monotype, 50.5 x 37.8 cm
(19 7/8 x 14 7/8 in.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist


Drewes Biography

Although second impressions have often been taken from the image remaining on the plate after a monotype is printed, some artists explored ways of printing additional impressions from the original plate. Werner Drewes painted his image on a slick celluloid surface and, after the first pull, created as many as ten related impressions by retaining the basic composition but varying the colors in each proof.


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