The Importance of Printmaking

Printmaking is the art of carving, etching, or putting chemicals on stone canvases and working in the art. This form of art is important because, it preserves the history of paper and ink art from China. Printmaking also is a form of art that is still used today.

Printmaking was revolutionary because using an older form of art, people started creating paper money, magazines, books, posters, and billboards.This is important because we use these things everyday, when we pay for food, read magazines or newspapers, and when we do work in school on packets or in books.


This piece of art  interests me for many reasons. I notice how fine the fur is and the intricate details in the background. It makes me wonder how much time it took to make this piece. I also wonder how they got the blue background and the black cat.