Edinburgh Sketchbook.

I was able to use the new Fabriano concertina book, the Leporello, to sketch a bit of my past holiday in Scotland…

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New free Linocut experience.

This coming Saturday I’ll be accepting anyone who wants to have a go at linocut etching, or just anyone who wants to print (and take away), them.

From 3PM to 6PM, at the familiar place called Fabriano Boutique, in via del Corso 59 Red, in Florence.

Short classes of around half an hour; make your own linocut, or just come in and print one already made, and then take it home with you.

Kids welcome.

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Fabriano master papermaker Sandro Tiberi.

It was a great honour to work alongside with Sandro Tiberi at the Mostra Internazionale dell’artigianato 2019.

While Sandro was making his Vitruvian Man watermarked paper, I was working on a linocut representing Leonardo da Vinci’s self portrait.

We then printed a couple of inked copies onto the fresh paperpulp.

CURA Linocut Workshop

On the 17th April 2019 I gave a short Linocut lesson the CURA Art Lab, in Florence.

It was attended by many who had never etched before.

It was a great evening, and fun for all!

Here are a few examples…

The Queen (Lewis Chessmen Playing Card)

“The Queen” is part of the exhibition Artista In Formato 2019, at the Venezia Viva exhibition.

It was created by combining one of the Lewis Chessmen pieces, an annoyed queen, waiting for her man, and the Runic symbol “Inguz”.

(Ph: Monica Martin)

This year’s Artista In-Formato exhibition (consisting of etchings of the same size (formato), informato (informed), was dedicated to playing cards.

These came into Europe through Venice in the 11th century, just about when the Lewis Chessmen sets were carved in ivory.

The day of the Inauguration, the 27th April 2019.

(Ph: Monica Martin)

Casa di Dante Exhibition

It’s been a while, since I had an exhibition.

This time I’m together with two other engravers and painters: Vincenza Poneti and Guido Del Fungo.

A small recap of some of my favourite etchings, together with a bit of the new production.

Saturday 16th February 2019 at 4,30 PM.

Circolo degli Artisti CASA DI DANTE, Via Alighieri, Florence

Opening times:

10-12 AM/4-7PM Excl. Mondays

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