‘Diepe Tijd (Deep Time)

Woodblock print, printed from one linden blocks in three colour layers. Edition of 10


Houtsnedes | Gravures sur Bois

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Les Reliefs is a printmaking project by Dutch artist Maurice de Rooij. Through this practice, he connects with the hilly and mountainous regions of the world, a landscape which he admires a lot. All the prints are designed, carved and pressed by hand with an etching press in his studio in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Diepe Tijd (Deep Time)

€ 235,00
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Handmade Woodblock Print

Edition of 10 in one colour way. This print is made using the reduction woodcut technique. The print consists of three colour layers. Printed from one linden block on professional Clairefontaine Simili Japon Blanc 250gr/sqm paper. Numbered, titled and signed by the artist under the image. Used inks are non-toxic and soy-based. After purchase, this print will be sent to you in a safe, plastic free package!

Paper size

Approximately 34 x 46 cm / 13,4" x 18,1"

Image size

Approximately 28 x 40 cm / 11" x 15,7"

Background information

Inspired by the incredible 'Grotte des Faux Monnayeurs' cave in the Jura mountains on the French-Swiss border, this print captures the geological formation of limestone caves. Here, deep underground, layers of stone lay diagonally, stacked on top of each other, revealing a complex geological history.

Location: Mouthier-Haute-Pierre, Doubs, France

Frame not included. Please note that colours may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of the printing process of these prints, as well as the specific colour settings of the device you are currently using.

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🇬🇧 Woodblock printing is a technique where an image is carved out by hand out of one or several blocks of wood, after which a piece of printing paper is pressed against the block. This technique allows for detailed image printing in various colour ways. The grain of the wood is partly transferred to the paper, which gives the woodblock print its characteristic look.

🇫🇷 L’impression gravure sur bois est une technique où une image est découpée à la main dans un ou plusieurs blocs de bois, après quoi un morceau de papier est pressé contre le bloc. Cette technique permet d’imprimer des images détaillées dans différentes couleurs. La texture du bois est en partie transférée sur le papier, ce qui donne au gravure sur bois son aspect caractéristique.

🇳🇱 De houtsnede is een grafische hoogdruk techniek waarbij met de hand een afbeelding wordt uitgesneden/gegutst uit één of meerdere blokken (betrekkelijk zacht) hout, waarna een stuk papier tegen dit paneel wordt gedrukt. De techniek maakt het mogelijk om gedetailleerde afbeeldingen in verschillende kleurgangen af te drukken. De textuur van het hout is deels zichtbaar op het gedrukte resultaat, wat de houtsnede zijn karakteristieke look geeft.

Example of a framed print. Framing is optional, send a message via the contact form for more information!