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Emma, Woodcut

Close created this work by using a traditional Japanese printmaking technique called Ukiyo-e. Part of this process, and many other printmaking processes as well, includes collaborating with a master printer.

Emma, Woodcut



1) When have you worked with someone else to complete a project? What was it like? What problems did you encounter?

2) What is the difference between a photograph and these portraits? Which do you like better? Why?


1) How is a collaboration with a master printer different from collaborating with studio apprentices?  Why do you think that in printmaking, the master-printer is usually listed (and therefore credited) as well, while a studio assistant or apprentice is usually not?

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