Technique

Q: What is oil on glass painting?
A: Reverse painting on glass is the most popular painting technique in Croatian naive art, beside painting on canvas and sometimes wood.  It’s an art form consisting of applying paint to a piece of glass and then viewing the image by turning the glass over and looking through the glass at the image. Popular term in Europe in Germany is Hinterglasmalerei.

Q: What is watercoloured serigraphy?
A: Each serigraphy (silkscreen or screen-print) was printed in black and white (drawing only in most cases, in some cases certain colours may be printed as well) and then manually watercolored by the author. Such work is thus unique because it was coloured by hand. Artworks may be similar (same art with similar colours) but they simply can’t be exactly the same because they were coloured by brush and by hand.
These are not serigraphies printed in full colour (all are the same) and numbered.

Q: What is watercoloured etching?
A: Each etching was printed in black and white (drawing only) and then manually watercolored by the author. It is thus unique because it was coloured by hand. Artworks may be similar (same drawing with similar colours) but they simply can’t be exactly the same because they were coloured by brush and by hand.

Q: What is serigraphy in colour?
A: Each serigraphy (silkscreen or screen-print) was printed in colour and numbered.

Q: What is photolitography?
A: Each photolitography was printed in colour and numbered.

Q: What is “E. d’A” instead of numbering?
A: E.d’A or Épreuve d’artiste is the French word version for artist proof. Usually an artist receives/keeps 10-15% out of an edition for his own use. These impressions are called artist’s proofs (AP, A.P., épreuve d’artiste) and are in addition to the numbered edition.

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