“Human blue II”
“Human blue II”, 2021. Cyanotype, 42×42×3 cm.
The work “Human blue II” is part of a 2021 cyanotype series on 300 gsm Zerkall handmade paper. The work comes behind glass with a 2.5 cm white wooden frame, ready to hang and is limited to 10 expl. with a signed certificate.
Paper size: 40 x 40 cm
Framed size: 42 × 42 × 3 cm
What is a CYANOTYPE?
Cyanotype is a 170-year-old photographic printing process that produces prints in distinctive blue tones. The word cyan comes from the Greek, meaning “dark blue substance.” The process was invented by Sir John Herschel. The cyanotypes are made by coating handmade paper with a light-sensitive emulsion. It then gets exposed it in UV light for several minutes using a film to get the best image quality. Finally, the print gets washed and fixed with water. If done well, the result is an image with blue tones in gorgeous, subtle variations.