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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Nightfall - Prints of the Dark Hours

Recently I visited the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond, Virginia and was excited to discover an exhibit of prints called "Nightfall - Prints of the Dark Hours". I've always liked images of the night with the contrast between light and shade and atmospheric affects from the available light. Nocturnes - images of the the night! Here are a few that I found interesting. They really inspire me to do more etchings!


illustration from novel Figures and Grimaces, 1926
woodcut

Gene Koss
Christmas Eve - Taos Pueblo, 1946
drypoint, aquatint
Alphonse Legros
Effect du Soir, late 19th
etching, aquatint,  drypoint

Bill Jacklin
After the Event I, 2000
etching, aquatint, engraving

James McBey
Santa Maria della Fava, 1926
etching, drypoint

Amin Landeck
Pop's Tavern, 1934
drypoint, aquatint

Gene Koss
Christmas Eve - Taos Pueblo, 1946
Drypoint, aquatint

THAT'S IT!!
C'EST TOUT!!
:-)

4 comments:

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    1. I know good prints when I see them!
      :-)

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  2. Humm, humm ...
    About "that's it !!", I think that "C'est tout !" is better than "je suis fini" ...
    If you see what I mean.
    Yours

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    1. Oh...I see your point. It makes very good sense.

      After I completed this post, I was thinking to myself "Oh, I am finally finished!"

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