If there’s one printing technology that has helped in developing art, that’s lithograph art. Lithograph has enabled the production of art works in so many levels, from its basic essence to its potential as an art medium. For this, artists consider it as a popular choice when it comes to producing artworks.
When lithography was invented in the nineteenth century, people were overwhelmed with the possibilities that it enabled. Because of it, printing massive copies of a particular book was made possible. Shortly after, around the 1820’s, numerous artists were able to use it as a form of art, therefore turning it into lithograph art.
Lithograph art is basically the process of creating an art form on a flat stone, usually a limestone or a metal platform. The artist can create any art form on the flat stone by painting or drawing on it. No embossing or engraving is needed, and the artist is given free reign as to what art work he wants to produce.
After completing the artwork on the flat stone, water will then be poured. The parts without the paint or ink will absorb the water. And then, oil-based ink will be applied to the surface. The paint or ink will absorb this ink. With this, any paper pressed to the surface will have the exact replica that was painted by the artist. This form of art, lithograph art, is considered a turning pointing in art because it enabled the massive production of artworks in different print forms. With this, people can get to appreciate works of art and know that it is the genuine work of the artist.