Living Journeys - Tenth Piece
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hello! Diana here, and it is once again time for a new piece for our Living Journeys fundraiser! It is also the day I actually learned what a lithograph is! For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, here's an explanation from Wikipedia:"Lithography originally used an image drawn with oil, fat, or wax onto the surface of a smooth, level lithographic limestone plate. The stone was treated with a mixture of acid and gum arabic, etching the portions of the stone that were not protected by the grease-based image. When the stone was subsequently moistened, these etched areas retained water; an oil-based ink could then be applied and would be repelled by the water, sticking only to the original drawing. The ink would finally be transferred to a blank paper sheet, producing a printed page. This traditional technique is still used in some fine art printmaking applications."The process is a bit different nowadays, but it's still pretty interesting. You've probably figured it out by now, but this week's piece is a lithograph! This lithograph by Harold Altman is called "Rural Peace". Harold Altman (1924-2003) was an American printmaker who became known mostly for his etchings and brightly colored lithographs.Outer dimensions are 36" x 28 1/2". Retail price is $865 but we're selling it for $625 plus tax. That $625 goes straight to Living Journeys to help them continue their work in the Gunnison Valley.You can let us know if you're interested by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at (970) 349-5289.