Hanna Gigling’s Etchings

Etchings

Etching is an intaglio printmaking process in which lines or areas are incised using acid into a copper or zinc plate to hold the ink. This process is printed on paper and is usually done in black and white with various shades of gray. It is also possible to do etching in colors.

Drypoint etching is a printmaking technique from the intaglio family, in which an image is incised into a copper or zinc plate with a hard-pointed “needle” made of sharp metal or a diamond point.

Dürer, Rembrandt, Francisco de Goya, Lucian Freud, Louise Bourgeois, and many other artists have used drypoint etching.

Etchings