Monday, April 11, 2011

Nuremberg Chronicles Art Wood Cuts Book

I have always admired wood block prints. I dream about carving out my own art by a cozy wood fire with a love for art fueling me late into the night by candlelight. Every night. It seems like such a romantic form of art/illustration. With the finding of a Nuremberg Chronicles book published in 1493 just recently in Utah, I am in awe all over again. Do you think anyone would notice if I pulled a loose barn board off and got a knife and started carving intricate swirls for wind, roses, and sunshine, which is also what I dream about the rest of the time?

From what I understand each print was from a wood cut in this book. All 1,809 illustrations. Some illustrations were hand watercolored. We are still romancing wood cuts after all of these years and rightly so.

3 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I would love the opportunity just to hold the book and look at it!

scottiechronicles said...

WOW! Wood cuts are wonderful and We think you SHOULD pull a board from the barn and carve away!

This is beautiful!

Arrooo! Stuart

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