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Woodblock Printing: Creative Techniques and A Series of Vietnamese Scenery

Dinh, Lam Tung (2019) Woodblock Printing: Creative Techniques and A Series of Vietnamese Scenery. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

I am devoting my research project and exhibition to woodblock printing. I produced a series of woodblock prints (6 prints, 14.5 inches x 14.5 inches) about scenery, nature, people, and the country of Vietnam. I also used this series of prints to design a calendar and publish it nationally and internationally (attempting to print and publish for the year 2020). These woodblock prints and calendar will contribute to tourism, welcome international friends to visit my beautiful country and demonstrate my graphic design and fine art skills. Woodblock printing was my medium of choice because it has the ability to express the uniqueness about my country that other media, such as oil painting, silk painting, and pastels, could not fully deliver. In addition, my father is a printmaker. I learned a special technique of woodblock printing from him. The love of doing woodblock printing has been growing in me since childhood. Woodblock printing has been starting to disappear because of the growth of technology. Many people do not know what woodblock printing is. I would like to develop, teach and expand this area of printmaking so people will be more interested in this method of art. In this thesis, I will explain how I use this technique and how I departed from traditional woodblock printing. Unlike traditional woodblock printing, I use only one block of wood when I do multicolored woodblock prints. Traditional woodblock printmakers use different blocks for different colors that they want to use on their prints. Using one block of wood allowed me to keep the registration correct and facilitated the design process.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Lam Tung Dinh
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 20:12
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 20:12
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/506

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