The verbal overture to the monotypic image
Monotype (mono – «one», typus – «print») is one of the most amazing kinds of
fine arts. That is the only image, which is obtained by printing. What for? What
is the reason that motivates an artist to use this way of searching for images?
Perhaps, this is a desire to find the most direct and clear way for reading thoughts
– the artist’s specific language. Any image is a monologue by which the author
(who draws)appeals to the audience (whom it is intended to). During the thousands
of years artists look for the way how to convey (передать смысл, звук, запах,
выразить идею) the exact sound of the portrayed thought, what form and which intonation
to use. Monotype makes an offing of searching for the system of graphic arts.
Monotype includes the availability of the endless internal reserves. This is a
specific kind of provocation, oriented to the world of fantasy.
Monotype requires for co-creation. Matisse said: "The ability to see is a creative
process." Monotype is an improvisation. The artist determinates an image, he chooses
the only one from a variety of options and presents it to the audience. And now
the audience becomes a participant of this improvisation. You can say that the
audience is required for a specific basis, which helps to take part in the improvisation.
Oh, yes! But you have one. This is your visual memory with its unlimited reserves.
It is your genetic memory, inherited from the ancestors. It's your tireless desire
to admire with the beauty of nature. This is your developed skill of searching
for beauty of form. It is your sensitive perception for the rhythms of the earth
and the cosmos. This is your gratitude to the Universe.
Monotype is often called as a graphic technique. It seems better to define its
position in the middle between painting and graphics. Also it can be called a
graphic painting. Or it is possible to call it as a painting graphics. Due to
its graphic mobility and preciosity, its sincerity and sensitivity, the monotype
becomes your favorite form of representation. The artists-monotypists are the
gambling people. The are glad to share their creative positive with the audience.
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* Texts translator in our site - Olga Kozulenko.