sSilkscreen or silk-screen - A stencil process of printmaking in which an image is imposed on a screen of silk or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance, and ink is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface. Also called serigraphy and screen-printing. Andy Warhol and Robert Raushenberg used silkscreens as a means of applying paint to canvases. Also, a print made by this method, sometimes called a screenprint.





Robert Gwathmey (American, 1903-1988), Non Fiction, 1945, screenprint.




see thumbnail to leftAndy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Mick Jagger, 1973, silkscreen, 73 / 250, 74 cm x 112 cm, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran. Mick Jagger was and is the lead singer of the rock band the Rolling Stones. See Pop Art and portrait.



see thumbnail to rightJasper Johns (American, 1930-), Usuyuki, 1981, silkscreen, 29 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches (74.9 x 120.0 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.




see thumbnail to leftEduardo Oropeza (American, contemporary), Hechale, 1989, silkscreen print, 24 x 36 inches, Collection of Gary D. Keller Cárdenas.






Also see photoscreen and pochoir.






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