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Lithographs using slates are printed by hand by the artist. Even if the printing method is the same, the finished work will not be the same depending on the type of stone and expression, and the atmosphere of each work will be different.

It has the advantage of being able to print many copies, but it is not a reproduction. The artist decides the limited number of works and prints them carefully one by one. The "edition number" written along with the signature on the work is the serial number of the work, and it is a proof that everything is an original original, not a reproduction.

Lithographs allow you to enjoy art appreciation because the traces of the production process by the artist appear in the work. In addition, it is also "art that is easy to get" because it is reasonably priced compared to paintings. The great appeal of lithographs is that you can clearly feel the trajectories created by human hands, and that they are not influenced by the evaluation or value of the work. This art work is recommended for those who want to incorporate art into their lives and who want to collect art.

What is lithography

This is a lithography technique that was discovered by A. Senefelder in Germany in 1798. With a history of more than 100 years, lithographs do not scrape the surface of the plate and can be copied as they are printed.

Using the scientific reaction principle of "water and oil repulsion", it is possible to faithfully reproduce fine expressions such as bleeding, blurring, and the pressure of the artist.

Although it requires a lot of work and is a complicated process, it is a printing method that is loved by many artists because it can express even the smallest details. Currently, metal plates are often used instead of stone plates, but ANTRY only deals with precious works made with stone plates.

Artist profile

Laurent Mathelin Laurent Mathelin

Born in Paris in 1958. Studied drawing and engraving lithography at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris.

Since 1981, he has been expanding his activities internationally, holding retrospective exhibitions of engraved plates, contemporary print exhibitions, and exhibitions in major cities around the world, including Paris, Dubai, Beijing, Bahrain, and Tokyo.

In 1985, he was involved in the establishment of the Beaux-Arts Contract (a sister school of the Paris National School of Fine Arts). In October of the same year, he established the lithograph atelier "La Bête à Cornes".

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