Pochoir - a study of the pochoir technique and study towards contemporary methods and applications

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Pochoir is a stencil technique that differs from screenprinting in that the colour is applied by hand so that nuanced fills, brush marks and stipples are possible. It occupies a liminal position between print and painting that is appealing to me.
The technique was predominately used in fashion illustrations from around 1890 – 1920 in Paris and its main exponent, Jean Saude believed that it was the truest mode of reproduction of an artist’s work as it was executed by hand unlike mechanised print techniques.
Many artists have exploited this technique over the years. Admittedly it is a laborious process but one that offers unique attributes.
I am keen to develop my own methods in pochoir whilst maintaining the basis of my subject matter.
Effective start/end date2/05/16 → …


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