The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, October 31, 2014


Cheekwood Presents Exhibition of British & American Screen Prints
Jacob Lawrence, The 1920s: The Migrants Cast Their Ballots, 1974. Screenprint, 92/125. Gift of the Lorillard Company, 1976.4.30.
NASHVILLE,TN.- In the late 1960s, screen printing rose beyond its use in the industrial realm when artists adopted the machine to make art. Intrigued by the widespread impact screen printing had on popular culture, the aesthetic contributed to perceptual abstractions and color optics that pioneered Pop Art. Artists in the United States and Great Britain were at the forefront of developing screen printing as an art forum. The exhibition is on view from July 9 through October 2, 2011 at Cheekwood.

Joseph Albers was a member of the German Bauhaus group before immigrating to the United States. He was very interested in precision and craft, and the screen printing process allowed him to create his series Homage to the Square.

R.B. Kitaj was drawn to the spontaneity of the medium to combine different images from art, literature, and history. Eduardo Paolozzi, an Italian artist who worked in England, inserted his own sense of humor into printmaking, contrasting Donald Duck with the Dutch modernist painter Piet Mondrian. The American and British prints in this exhibition are all selected from Cheekwood’s permanent print collection.

Screen printing is a stencil technique that had its origin in East Asia where artisans used actual silk screens to hold a stencil and print a design pattern. The medium has since evolved from the use of hand-cut stencils, silk, and paint, to the use of glues, photographic gelatins, synthetic fabrics, and mechanical printing presses. Artists began to experiment with screen printing in the 1930s, largely motivated by a need to produce large numbers of prints for public consumption. Since the 1960s, artists have more fully embraced the artistic potential of the medium. From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art, the screen print became a versatile form of printmaking that allowed artists to create complex, expressive images with the finish and “cold” look of industrial or commercial prints.

Artists in the United States and Great Britain were at the forefront of developing screen printing as an art form. Joseph Albers was a member of the German Bauhaus group before immigrating to the United States. He was very interested in precision and craft, and the screen printing process allowed him to realize his series Homage to the Square. R.B. Kitaj was an American-born artist who spent most of his life in England. For Kitaj, it was the spontaneity of the medium, the ability to combine different images from art, literature, and history that drew him to screen printing. Eduardo Paolozzi, an Italian artist who worked in England, inserted his own sense of humor into printmaking, contrasting Donald Duck with the Dutch modernist painter Piet Mondrian. The American and British prints in this exhibition were all selected from Cheekwood’s collection.





Today's News

July 9, 2011

Ode to Madame Gres' Draped Fashion in First Retrospective at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris

In Ancient Metropolis in Southern Israel, Diggers Unearth the Bible's Bad Guys

Da Vinci Discovered: Painting Gains Attribution After Careful Scholarship and Conservation

Priceless Manuscript Stolen from Spanish Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela

San Diego Museum of Art Presents Great Spanish Masters from the Pérez Simón Collection

Black Seaman's 1861 Heroics Recalled in New Film by New York-Based Documentary Producers

After Serving as Acting Director, Eric C. Shiner Named Director of the Andy Warhol Museum

Rarely Seen Masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age on View at the Legion of Honor

Rare Porcelain Vases Purchased by Wynn Macau Limited for Record Amount at Auction

Bonhams Appoints Dr. Thomas Kamm as the Company's Senior Representative for Germany

The Andy Warhol Museum Presents The Word of God(ESS) by Artist Chitra Ganesh

The Tampa Museum of Art Presents Syntax: Drawn from the Hadley Martin Fisher Collection

Fossils of Earth's Oldest Trees Donated to New York State Museum in Albany

Out of the West: Art of Western Australia from the National Collection at the National Gallery of Australia

UC Berkeley Study Finds Gray Whales Likely Survived the Ice Ages by Changing Their Diets

John Lennon/Bob Dylan Owned and Played Gibson Guitar Expected to Bring $200,000+

Cheekwood Presents Exhibition of British & American Screen Prints

One of the Most Iconic Portraitists, Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Frye Art Museum Presents Gabriel von Max: Be-tailed Cousins and Phantasms of the Soul

Secret Service Probing New York Art Spy Camera Project

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site