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Mirror of Rose: Art of Copperplate

Period : September 13, 2016 – November 03, 2016

Mirror of Rose: Art of Copperplate

The unique expression of copperplate prints such as rich black tones and strong lines are created with burnished copper plates, which an etcher Komai Tetsuro once called “the mirror in rose.” Copperplate print is a technique to get images on paper by putting ink in the indentation on a plate and then exerting pressure on it. The process is roughly divided into the engraving that the plate is directly incised and the etching that the plate is corroded with chemical mordant. Engraving, drypoint and mezzotint are included in the former, and etching, aquatint and soft-ground etching are the latter. These are sometimes used together.


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