15 July 2007

I am SAM


I spent a good part of the past Saturday at the Singapore Art Museum, together with M and Friend J.

A collection of prints from the Chalgography of the Lourve Museum are on exhibit. What an opportune time to view them!

Etchings are one of the most time-consuming and detailed pieces of art which starts from a good piece of copper plate perhaps processed with a bit of iron up to carefully engraving the plate to the type of paper and the amount of water used to soften the paper to the right amount of pressure applied to the copper plate to produce that etching.

It's knowing what and how much goes into a simple piece of etching that I am in awe of the tenacity of these artists and, I now have a deeper appreciation for these works. ~ Inspira

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