Current Location:
Benzie (GVA) -> 3rd Floor (GVA Benzie)
Location Notes:
GVA Benzie; 3rd Floor; Left of Room #11

Untitled

Artwork
Identifier:
1999.861.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Serigraph
Date:
1999
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 33.25 in Width: 23.25 in
Description:
Japanese style; silhouettes of two pine trees, mountains and terrain through mist.
Historical Context:
The word serigraph was first used in the late 1800s, derived from the Latin word for silk, sericum, and the Greek suffix -graphos which means writer or writing. A serigraph is a silkscreen print, though today more modern fabrics than silk are generally employed. To make a serigraph, the artist places a stencil on the fabric and forces ink through the places where the material is stencil-free. Each color in the piece must be applied with a separate screen. In a serigraph, the paint tends to sit on top of the paper and may be felt with a finger.