Monotype

DEFINITION

A one-of-a-kind print made by painting on a smooth metal, glass or stone plate and then printing on paper. The pressure of printing creates a texture not possible when painting directly on paper. Not to be confused with a monoprint.Examples:Mark Tobey (American , 1890-1976), Untitled, monotype, 1961, image 50.1 x 30.9 cm, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA. See Abstract Expressionism.Antoni Tapies (Spanish, 1923-), Blanche Tendue et Graphisme Noire (White with Black Marks), 1974, monotype, 140 x 95 cm, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran.

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