What is Printmaking?

Printmaking is an art that is designed by printing a picture to a paper, block, or plates. Printmaking is important because it attract creativity and corporate arts to other people. The invention of printmaking was revolutionary because it first started from the Chinese and then was inspired by the Europeans. This is so important because many people was inspired by it and they want to go try it as well. It was past from generation to generation and from countries to countries and soon it was world wide.

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I found this printmaking interesting because it shows the different contrast of the work and that because of the space that is around it. In this printmakig, I noticed that in the background, half of it is black and the other half is white. I also noticed that there are multiple lines on the picture. I wonder how the artist make the contrast of the colors for half of the picture. What if there is only a white background?