Serigraphy (Silkscreen)

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 in Printmaking

Among the many ways I’m spending my time here in Florence are my classes. One such class is my Serigraphy class. No one in the States calls it serigraphy, although it’s the technical name for silkscreen/screen printing. Everyone here calls it serigraphy (well, the Italians actually call it serigrafia).

I finished my first work for the class, a four-color print (edition of 10). We were encouraged to do prints inspired by Florence, and I took my inspiration, not from landmarks like Palazzo Vecchio, Il Duomo, or the various other tourist sights, but rather from the rows of residences I see every day walking through the city, their aged facades, and lines and lines of identical shutters.