Case Studies: Urban settings

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1. The first drawing featured here is about simple observation of the city and light by the artist Anne Desmet. The first, Matera towards Evening, is a lino-cut printed in blue-black and cream inks on Somerset Satin paper. This lino-cut is a direct development of a small, detailed, pencil and gray-wash drawing (made on site) of part of the ancient town of Matera, in southern Italy. The sun is just hitting the scene and the drawing emphasizes the way that buildings merge into the shadows, the rocks from which they came. Two printing blocks were used: the key block, printed in blue-black, carried all the structure ...

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