16 June 2006

Off To Provincetown

Blanche Lazell 1926 Blanche Lazzell

Tomorrow morning I leave for a week in Provincetown on beautiful Cape Cod. Provincetown is the birthplace of the uniquely American method of woodblock printing known as "white line woodcut." In this method, only one block is used and colors are applied one at a time rather than having a separate block for each color. Blanche Lazzell, whose work is shown above, is probably the most well-known of these Provincetown printmakers. A brief history of the white line print can be found at this link.

See you next week!


Kris Shanks said...

Thanks Annie, I had never heard of this style of woodblock printmaking before. What beautiful and complicated prints!

Rob said...

Yet another link to something fascinating that I can't believe I've never come across before. I love this blog!

Take the Picture Already! said...

I love the work of Blanche Lazell - there are some great pieces in the PAAM - hope you have an enjoyable stay in P'town!