Art History

right-aside | wrong-aside. Counterpressure as a technical, aesthetic and economic strategy in intaglio printing processes

Luca Frepoli

With counter-printing, the project takes a look at a further development of intaglio printing methods that was widespread in the 16th and 17th centuries, but which has been little researched with regard to the work process. The individual sheets will be examined from a practice-oriented perspective with regard to their significance for design work and their function as a working aid. At the same time, the counterprints open up aesthetic questions about the problem of page reversal, the tension between the uniqueness and reproducibility of the printed products and the hybrid character of the works between printmaking and hand drawing.