Since the 15th century, Venice has always been a wonderful place for printers. It was considered the “printing house of Europe”: Aldo Manuzio was one of the most famous printers of all time, and his printing house became a true literary circle. The Art of printing was officially recognized in Venice in 1469.
Times have changed, but there is still someone who carries on the ancient printmaking tradition in Venice…
Arianna will attend you in her amazing brand new print house where you will attend the whole print session with her: from the initial drawing, through the explanation of the different processing steps to get an etching, to the actual print before your very eyes.
"Etching" (or "intaglio printing") is the direct incision (or through acids) of a metal plate which is then inked, clean and printed on a sheet of wet paper with a printing press. Thanks to this technique it is possible to reproduce several copies of a drawing made of lines and shades.
You’ll be surprised by the atmosphere, the colors, the scents, the gestures, the work that there is behind a single print. Here where time has stood still you’ll be surrounded by indescribable and unforgettable emotions.