A group of Moroccan artists took part in India’s first Mezzotint Exhibition’ is being organized by Bihar Museum, Patna from October 7 to Nov 6 2018 at its ‘Temporary Exhibition Gallery’.
Mezzotint is an art form, technically a dry point method of printmaking process. It has originated from the Intaglio family. It enabled half-tones to be produced without using line- or dot-based techniques such as hatching, cross-hatching or stipple.
Mezzotint was the first tonal method to be used and it achieves tonality by roughening a metal plate with thousands of little dots made by a metal tool with small teeth called a rocker.
The tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean during printing through with a high level of quality and richness in the print can be achieved.
Oumayma Badoud, one of the four participating Moroccan artists, told Middle East Online that it was a thrilling experience that allowed her to learn this new type of art.