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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

~Opéra de Paris~

~*Opéra de Paris*~

She is called
'Clematis' 
and is the work of
 Hubert von Herkomer.
(Finally came up with the a Match for my 'Daphne'.) 
Both of these Images are the result of 
New Technique of Engraving 
created by von Herkomer and 
his Colleague Norman Hirst in 1899.
'Herkomer devised a method of engraving he termed, modestly, 'Herkomergravure'. He would ink by hand and with swabs of cloth on a lithographic stone, take a monotype from it, and photo-engrave the result onto a copper plate. This gave a very free and soft effect. In Daphne, he used it to create the drapery and some of the skin tone. But then, on the copper plate, mezzotint has been applied by Hirst to build the skin contours of the face and shoulders, and etching has been used to give the hair and leaves form. This combination of methods, giving 'soft' and 'hard' effects, make this engraving extremely striking.'
;From Victorian Web. Org
The Beauty was already created for me 
using these Incredibly Lovely Etchings.
Inspiration came easily.
Hope you all are having a Wonderful Week!

Thank You Karen!!
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7 comments:

Gail said...

Jill,
Such beautiful images, thanks so much for sharing them....I just love your blog, the whole package...images, music, etc.
Can't wait to see your studio on the Where Bloggers Create party. LeMay told me that you were taking part. I do hope you'll check out my studio as well...:).

Jann said...

So very lovely!

rachelsmith133 said...

Those engravings are gorgeous and I love how you have used one and created such a beautiful image.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just gorgeous Jill! what lovely images and beautiful composition! I have been thinking of you and your family. Thanks for stopping by my blog - hope you have a nice trip! :) xoxo

JoAnne said...

Stunning!!!! You worked your magic again Jill!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Jill...these images are so beautiful to me...can we use them?? I love what you've done...just gorgeous!!!!! xxoo, Dawn

Mina said...

Oh Jill, these images you have created are so stunning. Elegant beauty.

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