A large Freud etched self-portrait, with typical merciless etching to delineate each patch of skin, is perhaps the most memorable work in the exhibition.
the artist dispensed with the medium of etching
This celebrated, rare etching is based on studies Picasso made for a figure of a weeping woman in Guernica.
He was unsatisfied with the results until, he met Mark Draper, someone who had mastered the technical aspects of etching and from whom he learned a great deal one summer.
Rembrandt was an innovative printmaker, and was especially devoted to expressive etching .
Even had this not been so, etching was an appropriate medium for this series, as it permitted him to portray minute details of physical decomposition.
He experimented with other mediums, such as oil paint and etching , but most of his best work was done with watercolors.
Siobhan stressed the originality apparent within the works, and described some of the processes involved in etching and printmaking in general.
a dozen cycles of etching interspersed with the implantation of ions
In this series, Goya had perfected the painstaking processes of etching and aquatint and placed them in the service of rendering bizarre compositions of man, beast, witch and clergyman.