Wednesday, May 5, 2010

cliche verre - really cool

cliche verre is a process where you place photo paper under an opaque glass plate that has been scratched on. so the light hits only the parts where the glass has been scratched and no longer opaque.You can be really creative with this process, drawing all sorts of things, and using pictures instead of plain paper, all sorts of stuff.
This image has a picture of a rose, and then the process was done over that, so this came out:

this one is by artist caroline durieux, who grew up in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century. She moved to Mexico City with her husband by her 25th birthday, and found success there. She is known for her art having been very influenced by New Orleans. Here is Escape, one of her cliche verre pictures.

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