Valentines Day Card Sale

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Print Club did a Valentines Day fundraiser sale this semester, I made two similar but different cards for them to sale. The design on the cards is based off of a painting by Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio, better know as Caravaggio. Around 1601-1602 he made a painting of cupid titled Amor Vinicit Omnia or in English Love Conquers All. More on Caravaggio in later blog posts.

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The English version of the card shown above was an edition size of 41.

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The latin version was an edition of size of 20.

The fundraiser was a success, Holiday cards do sale. The cards were drawn, then scanned into the computer. I printed them out and then exposed them onto a screen coated with photo emulsion. I had sixteen cards cramped onto one screen, but the edges fell off so I ended up getting eight cards out of each piece of paper.

This has become a starting point for a new body of work that takes classical paintings, and Easternizes them. Currently I am working with mostly Caravaggio paintings, but at some point I plan to branch out into other master painters.

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