My latest lino print…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: proyne, prudhomme, prozymite, provine, protreptic, and whample. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn up in the garb of an ibis-headed ancient Egyptian god, you should not let this distract you from your studies.

I know! Today, let’s have a look at another of my lino prints! It seems a while since I showed you one of those dear reader.

I finished a small edition of this one only a couple of weeks ago; it’s done in oil-based black ink on nice thin Kizuki 4 Monme Japanese paper about A4 in size. By the way, I expect that the ‘Kizuki’ is the maker’s name, but I don’t know what the ‘4’ and the ‘monme’ mean – but gosh, it does sound good, doesn’t it? I use that paper just so I can say the name occasionally!…

What do you reckon this one is all about then?
As you may know I don’t give my prints titles – I’m not sure why I don’t. Just thinking about it, it occurred to me that it’s because they are small
That’s ridiculous!
Yes, I know… But I’ve been leaving them untitled for ages now – I’m certainly not going to go back through them thinking up smart pithy titles for them all. No, in the catalogues of the London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo DW exhibitions it will just say ‘untitled lino print’.
Have you noticed that I am carefully avoiding talking about the image itself? I think I’ll leave it to you dear reader to see if it suggests anything. It does jump about a bit doesn’t it?¬† Oh, I love harsh black and white!… You can see I’m influenced by those cheeky old Vorticists can’t you?

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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6 Responses to My latest lino print…

  1. memadtwo says:

    Now it needs a film to go with the image…

  2. Jheron Bash says:

    “Manachaen Cityscape”. That’s suitably pretentious, isn’t it? People might have to look up “manachaen”, which is always a good thing. Mind you, I’m not certain I’ve spelled it right! Fine piece of work though, Dave …

  3. Jheron Bash says:

    Sorry, it’s spelled “manichean”. Told you I wasn’t sure!

  4. Dana Doran says:

    Hummm….you know, I saw this early this morning and thought about trying to write lovely things about the movement, a possible name……got distracted, came back, looked at it again and this is exactly what popped into my head: And, that’s all I have to say about that. haha. I could talk/write for hours…..

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