A Story of a Lithograph...

LEON SPILLIAERT | Woman at the Shoreline, 1910 | Lithograph

 

LEON SPILLIAERT (1881 - 1946)


Woman at the Shoreline, 1910

LITHOGRAPH | Printed in 13 colours


Handsigned & numbered edition at 75 exemplars only.
From the original drawing of Leon Spilliaert dated 1910
& for the first time in the world in lithograph.

WOMAN AT THE SHORELINE, 1910

LEON SPILLIAERT | La Fille au Bord de l'eau, 1910 | Lithographie

Title : WOMAN AT THE SHORELINE, 1910

Technique : Lithograph in 13 colours

Date : 2021

Publisher : FRANCE ART DIFFUSION

Size : 59 x 72 cm / 23,2 x 28,3 inches

Paper : BFK Rives 270g

Justification : Numbered & Handsigned by the lithographer
Handsigned by the publisher
note in pencil : imp Clot, Paris (Clot Printer, Paris)
Dry stamp of the publisher

From the drawing to its printing, this lithograph has been entirely realized by hand.
With the same technical and artistic constraints, the same moves are made on the very same period machines.
Drawn and printed colour by colour on "Marinoni Voirin" lithographic flat press of 1920.

ATELIER CLOT  : A PLACE STEEPED IN HISTORY
Having a litograh printed at the Atelier Clot is in many ways a unique experience.
This atypical place is more than a workshop ; it is where history and know-how are merging.
Every single corner is highlighted with the past ; not one stone, not one roller or one printing press that does not echo back to it.
For more than 120 years, the Atelier Clot has been linked with the greatest names in Painting.
Lautrec, Degas, Renoir, Rodin, Monet, Munch....  or more recently Foujita, Matisse, Calder, Soulages
This list is so prestigious that we do not get tired of declaiming it.
Printing a litograph at the Atelier Clot is expecting more than just the successful achievement of a project.
It is wondering if places and machines may have a memory.
It is spreading History on paper.

LEON SPILLIAERT | La Fille au Bord de l'eau, 1910 | Lithographie