Friday, August 13

MoMA's What Is a Print?

I recently rediscovered a very informative digital exhibit created by The Museum of Modern Art that’s both interactive and informative.

The miniature digital exhibit, entitled What is a Print?, provides animated, step-by-step instructions of major printing processes pertinent to historical and contemporary art history. The screenshot above illustrates a step in the stone lithographic process.

For any print enthusiast, it’s a fun and insightful look into the processes which inform the manner and aesthetic in which we work today; the complex operations are presented in a very understandable and illustrative manner. The exhibit also provides examples of work from major art figures who have utilized the demonstrated processes in their own practice.

Check it out!

MoMA’s What is a Print?

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