Scientific Skull: Skull Artwork (Santa Croce, Florence), matted and framed – 2 color Letterpress Print in Black and Red (2015), item 260.03

Scientific Skull: Skull Artwork (Santa Croce, Florence), matted and framed – 2 color Letterpress Print in Black and Red (2015), item 260.03 by Don Widmer
 
  • Scientific Skull: Skull Artwork (Santa Croce, Florence), matted and framed – 2 color Letterpress Print in Black and Red (2015), item 260.03 by Don Widmer
  • Scientific Skull: Skull Artwork (Santa Croce, Florence), matted and framed – 2 color Letterpress Print in Black and Red (2015), item 260.03 by Don Widmer
  • Scientific Skull: Skull Artwork (Santa Croce, Florence), matted and framed – 2 color Letterpress Print in Black and Red (2015), item 260.03 by Don Widmer
  • Scientific Skull: Skull Artwork (Santa Croce, Florence), matted and framed – 2 color Letterpress Print in Black and Red (2015), item 260.03 by Don Widmer

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Category: Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

Title: Scientific Skull: Skull Artwork (Santa Croce, Florence), matted and framed – 2 color Letterpress Print in Black and Red (2015), item 260.03

Description: While wandering the Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) in Florence, I discovered many skulls carved into the floor of the church. These were grave markers for notable Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. I decided to create a series of prints based on these dramatic and macabre skull designs. Letterpress printing is a form of relief printing which uses a printing press. I start by creating a raised polymer plates from my digital photograph. I create another polymer plate from a separate image to combine with the skull, in this case an antique anatomical diagram. These plates are locked onto the bed of a Vandercook printing press, inked, and transferred onto paper through the application of pressure. I printed this artwork on a Vandercook model 4 at Spudnik Press in Chicago. The artwork is printed in black and red on charcoal gray cardstock (French’s Construction Grout Gray paper). This piece comes with a one-sheet description of the artwork, including the printing technique and inspiration. The ornate, wood frame is colored a dark reddish-brown. The artwork is matted behind a red linen archival mat. Non-glare and UV resistant museum quality glass highlights the depth of the relief print process. Created in Chicago, Illinois. Artwork Size: 3.5 x 5.5 inches; 8.9 x 14 cm. Frame Size: 13 x 15 inches; 33 x 38 cm. Package weight = 3.5 lb.; 1.6 kg. ; ships insured in a cardboard box.

Theme: Figures & People

Color: red, black

Texture: Flat

Finish: Art Only

Style: Letterpress

Dimensions: 15 inches wide, 13 inches tall, 2 inches as its depth

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Price: $200.00