Printmaking, an art form consisting of the production of images,
usually on paper but occasionally on fabric, plastic, or other
support, by various techniques of multiplication, under the
direct supervision of or by the hand of the artist.
Such fine prints, as they are known collectively, are considered
original works of art, even though they can exist in multiples.
7. • The potent writing of Elizabeth Catlett is well known.
• For ourselves and others to understand and appreciate,
Catlett at first when stated that the objective of her
work was to “present black people in their beauty and
• In in addition to providing a brave painting of an
unknown woman, Sharecropper draws attention to the
challenges of land ownership, a structure in which
landowners expect to be paid the land's rent with a
chunk of the crop, leading to an unbroken cycle of
11. • Bearing surreal and sensual narratives, Anupam Sud experiments to merge
intaglio with lithography and screen-printing.
• Trained at the College of Art, New Delhi, she found her unique style under the
guidance of Somnath Hore.
• Interesting to note, she peculiarly fuses color in the achromatic palette. Pushing
the conventional outlook towards sexuality, Sud’s figures seemingly appear
contemplative and brooding, underplaying a tacit discussion.
• One of the few female Indian printmakers, she has conducted several
14. 3. Somnath Hore
Name Somnath Hore
Birth 1921 · Chittagong,
2006 · Santiniketan, India
15. • He worked mainly in lithography and intaglio.
• Contextualizing social issues that defined the period, his
artworks depicted realistic scenes compulsively.
• Regarded as one of the top Indian printmakers, he
studied at the Government College of Art and Craft,
• Later, he joined as head of the Graphics department at
Kala Bhawan, Shanti Niketan, Kolkata.
• He significantly experimented with various methods in
printmaking. Later, he developed a trademark pulp-print
technique which the Wound series represents.
• Pulp-print devised a method of embossing the paper to
develop tangible abstract impressions.