What's a silkscreen ?

Silkscreen printing is a very old technique for reproducing graphic works developed in China in the Middle Ages.

The term of the technique comes from the Latin "sericum" which means silk. This technique uses textile stencils, some of which are coated with glue. Placed between the ink and the substrate, the glued parts of the textile screen do not allow the ink to pass over the substrate, when the unglue parts allow it to pass, thus colouring the substrate.

The technique was widely used by Andy Warhol in the 20th century.


Qu'est-ce que la sérigraphie ? 

La sérigraphie est une technique de reproduction d'oeuvres graphiques très ancienne mise au point en Chine au moyen âge.

Le terme de la technique dérive du latin "sericum" qui signifie soie. Cette technique utilise des pochoirs textiles dont une partie est enduite d'une colle. Placés entre l’encre et le support, les parties encollées de l'écran textile ne laissent pas passer l'encre sur le support, quand les parties non encollées la laissent passer, colorant ainsi le support.

La technique a été très utilisée par Andy Warhol au 20ème siècle. 

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