Place de la Sorbonne
Hand-engraved black linocut
● Paper size: 15.5" x 20" / 39 cm x 50 cm
● Image size: 11.7" x 16.5" / 29.7 x 42 cm
● Paper: off white Hahnemühle 300g
● Ink: black, Charbonnel noir vignette luxe
● Edition of 20 prints, signed and numbered, hand-printed on a press
● Part of my Paris Café series
This linocut is made from my original sketch inspired by my memories as a student at La Sorbonne. Still today, students get together after classes at the literary café l’Ecritoire to talk and try to change the world.
Founded in 1253 in what is the heart of the Latin Quarter, La Sorbonne was one of the first universities in the world. At the back of the square, the Chapelle Sainte Ursule presides with its 17th century baroque façade. It was also at 3 Place de la Sorbonne that Charles Baudelaire resented his book of poems Les Fleurs du Mal when l’Ecritoire was still a bookstore.
To make my art prints, my original sketch is transfered onto a block of lino which I cut out with special gouges. I hand pull each print on a press, giving it a slightly embossed texture.
Each linocut, printed one at a time, is a unique and original piece of art. Slight differences in each print are inherent in the process.
The print is sold unmounted and unframed but is shown here in a standard 40 cm x 50 cm frame.
Ships from France in a heavy-duty cardboard art tube using a tracked postal service.