MONOPRINT meaning one print.
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American artists began making monotypes during the 1880s in Europe and the United States. In Italy Frank Duveneck and the artists in his circle created them on a portable press for their own amusement and taught the process to other artists when they returned to the United States. Artists studying in Paris also began making monotypes as a group activity, experimenting with the process in conjunction with their drawing or printmaking activity. None of them adopted it as a primary medium. Monotypes were made in a spirit of improvisation, a release from the restrictions of academic training.
UntitledJoseph Jefferson, ca. 1885color monotype, 35.7 x 50.7 cm(14 1/16 x 20 in.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase and gift of the Reverend Dewolf Perry
Paul Gauguin c. 1902 - sheet: 32 x 59 cm gouache monotype touched with gum
or varnish on laid paper
Simply paint on any non-absorbent surface (i.e. Plexiglas) and allow to dry.
Transfer your image to dampened paper by rubbing, printing pin, or press.
This unique water-based process allow unlimited time to create the image, unlike oil-based inks which must be printed before dried.
Known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques, a monoprint is a non editionable kind of print and is essentially a printed painting.