|Originalgraphics from Konstfrämjandet|
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Lithography – invented in 1798 – meant a revolution for the amplified image. In the beginning of reproduction in many forms and contexts. Eventually also for image as an artistic expression. As graphic art, poster, magazine picture. Goya and Daumier’s early champions. The method quickly spread across Europe and throughout the world. Also in Sweden. Who do not know Carl Johan Bill Marks Stockholm images from the middle of the last century. But towards the end of the 1800s disappeared lithography in our country into reproduction anonymity. And remained with a few exceptions where the front of the 40th century. In France, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard and other monstrous color lithographs during the 1800s the last decades. Some of Edvard Munch’s strongest images from that time are color lithographs.
But in Sweden lithography uncultivated and unknown. Copper and trägrafik were the only methods that counted. And it would be black and white. Down in Europe it happened, however, strange things. Matisse, Braque, Picasso, Miro. Léger, Chagall and others joined the 20-30 centuries working with lithography and their work spread to an art audience worldwide. With us it happened is still very little or nothing at all. And now comes the inevitable självbespeglingen … It was actually the first exhibition at the National Museum in 1945, organized by social movements, and then with Konstfrämjandet 1947 that the modern färglitografin launched in our country and it was done with an enthusiasm that does not let himself be dampened by conservative critics.
The traditional printmaking, defenders of course, had their own idea of printmaking and how it would look. Color graphics revolutionized the visual arts field. It provided an important prerequisite for the democratic culture, which started with people of Image and cheap books, Konstfrämjandet and FIBS art club. Magazine and a few other more individual initiative, not forgetting. People talk about painting graphics and mean with the graphics, made by artists who are primarily painters. Färglitografien has become painters medium. By lithography and the so-called paint graphics has amplified the art with a breadth and depth, which allows it to reflect virtually all of the contemporary visual arts.
There have been many words for lithography. Perceiving it as favoritism. All graphical methods, each in its own way as important for artists who want to express themselves. But one can hardly fail to emphasize lithography historical importance and the role it plays in an ongoing cultural revolution.