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Photography: Digital, Black & White, Ink, Photo, Engraving on Canvas, Iron, Paper.
Of the various kinds of etching, drypoint is used by preference today
because it harmonizes especially well with the present day atmosphere of
haste, and because it possesses the incisive character of precision. The
basic plane can here remain entirely white, and in this white the points
and lines lie deeply and sharply embedded. The etching-needle works
definitely and with the greatest determination and bores eagerly into the
plate. The point is created first in the negative through a short, precise
prick in the plate.
The needle is pointed metal— cold.
The plate is smooth copper — warm.
The colour is applied thickly on the entire plate and wiped off in such <
manner that the small point remains lying simply and naturally in th
lap of brightness.
The pressure of the press is powerful. The plate eats its way into the
paper. The paper penetrates the smallest depressions and tears out the
colour. It is an impassioned process which leads to the complete fusion of
the colour with the paper.
Thus, the small black point — the pictorial proto-element — is here created.
"Point and line to plane"