What is the Zero Movement?
Group of artists founded by Otto Piene and Heinz Mack ready and willing to develop and become a large International/ cross-border art movement. The word Zero came from a magazine that was founded by Heinz Mack in 1957. It lasted for a few years before its publication ceased in the year 1967.Artwork by Gunther Uecker
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Printing method based on the principle that water and oil cannot mix. It may be used for printing artwork or text onto a paper or any other suitable material for printing. Originally, an image drawn using wax, fat or oil onto a lithographic limestone surface or plate was used.
Printmaking technique belonging to Intaglio family, where an image is skillfully incised to a plate using a hard pointed object or "needle" of a sharp diamond or metal point. Copper was traditionally the plate but nowadays, zinc, plexiglas or acetate are commonly used. Like in etching, drypoint is a little bit easier for a drawing artist to master compared to engraving as the needle technique is closer to the use of a pencil than the burin in engraving.