Lithographies - Estampes - Gravures

Lithographs - Prints various authors


Invented by Aloys Senefelder in Germany in 1796, the lithography (from the Greek lithos, "stone" and graphein, 'write') is a flat printing technique that allows the creation and reproduction of multiple copies of a line running in ink or pencil on a limestone.
Compared with etching techniques that are not acquired without a long learning, the success of lithography is its ease of implementation: the artist can draw on the stone as he used to do on paper, with relatively few technical constraints. The stones can be reused after printed, with a polishing.

The term of Prints includes the various methods of engravings (wood, metal or drawing on stone).

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