so my class is screen printing
here is the assignment below
Find an early,(pioneer) screen printer go as far back as you need to and tell me what it is you find interesting about this artist’s work. What techniques did the artist use? Put the screen printer in historic context.
What part of the world were they from? What were their cultural influences? How does there work reflect this? Talk about pattern, motif, repeated patterns, directional force. What was the message or meaning
expressed in the motif if there was one? Was it used ceremonially? You can use a couple of images to illustrate your observations. 1500 words, site sources, due Monday, March 30th.
Find a contemporary living artist using screen printing. They should have a website or a way to contact them. You should be able to view their work. If you can contact them and respectfully ask questions
(interview) them do so. Most artists like to talk about their work if you tell them what you’re doing and you like their work. Then tell me (summarize), what new information did you learn after your research
and dialog? Did you get a deeper insight into the purpose and meaning of the work? Were there political or social meanings expressed? Was the work commercial in nature? Agian 1500 words site sources and you
may include a couple of images here also.
due Monday, March 30th
Remember screen printing has a long history starting around 1000 AD in China and Japan. There are examples of these works in museums
but they are rare. You could try to digitally tour these sources but that’s time-consuming. So here’s some help,(Spooner)
Try National Serigraph Society Europe 20th century
Try Max Arthur Cohn and Anthony Velonis
Try Sister Mary Corita Kent very interesting!
Try Alphonse Mucha 20th century
Or google “History of Silk Screen Printing”
Contemporary(living) screen printers should be easier. even try, psychodelic screen printers