Goddess Gruia has visited her Sancta Sanctorum, aka studio, this weekend, preparing a new gilded linocut experiment. Unlike the previous prints created in this technique, I have adapted certain elements, while other effects were unintentional. This print, rendering the Banffy Palace, currently the Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca in a decorative frame, was very static and symmetric. I thus though to liven it up a bit with the gold foil and the writing inside the frame. The accident was that the lino printed part had not completely dried and the foil also stuck in some areas, though I confess not disliking the effect.
|the print before applying the gold leaf|
|linocut with imperfect gilding|
|a bit of asymmetry in gilding the contours of the handwriting|