‘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.

Mont Aiguille

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Handmade Linocut Print

Reduction linocut in an edition of 20 in two main colour ways. Printed from one plate on professional Fabriano 160gr/sqm paper. Numbered, titled and signed by hand under the image. Inks used are non-toxic, soy-based inks.

Paper size

Approximately 20,2 x 26,2 cm / 8" x 10,3"

Image size

Approximately 15,1 x 21,2 cm / 5,9" x 8,3"


The Mont Aiguille is an iconic limestone mountain in the French Alps. It is part of the Massif du Vercors, and dominates the Trièves valley. In this print, I tried to show how, amazingly, this massive piece of rock stands completely on its own in the surrounding landscape.

[FR] Le Mont Aiguille est une montagne calcaire emblématique des Alpes françaises. Il fait partie du Massif du Vercors, et domine la vallée du Trièves. Dans cette estampe, j'ai essayé de montrer comment, étonnamment, ce morceau de roche massif se tient complètement seul dans le paysage environnant.

Location: Chichilianne, Isère, 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 on which you are seeing this item.

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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!