The Toning with Aquatinta Technique in the Art of Ex-libris

Mustafa Küçüköner


Ex-libris, which is generally used as a property sign, is also used as a method of producing artistic work today. “The most valuable possession of a true intellectual is the book. As a general practice in the book, the name of the owner and the date are written on the first page or on the cover. “ (Kahramankaptan, 1997, p.67) 

The ex-libris both represents the belonging of the book, to whom or to which institution it belongs, as well as the promotion of the book it is in and the person made in its name. In addition to these, it is also practiced on a freelance basis today. Especially today, ex-libris is made with modern and new techniques. One of these techniques is the “C5” code and the aquatinta technique. In this study, sample works from ex-libris made using the aquatinta technique will be discussed and the relationship of intonation in painting with the aquatinta technique will be evaluated. 


ex-libris, aquatint, ton

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