Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Paper Marbling in Iran ... کاغذ ابری

*Google translated from Persian

Workshop paper marbling in the library and the National Museum held property
Workshop paper marbling, with the holding of the 8th Festival of the eighth month in the dignity of the National Library and Museum in 1395 property.

The Economist-Iran Workshop paper marbling in the library and the National Museum held property
Astan Quds Razavi endowed, workshop paper, Mehdi sohrabi, teaching with cloud and cloud maker, for free on Saturday 16 August 1395 solar from 13 up to 16 hours.

Cloud storage is one of the ancient arts of Persia in the book of the fan layout. Cloudy with artists create eye-catching color combinations and random patterns and beautiful, compelling and an imagination on paper quotation. «Cloudy» in the term paper, with different colors on it درآمیختن, نقوشی SCR is similar to cloud or water waves, emerged. Of such paper to an exquisite accompaniment to the margins of the book linear, mrghaat, text and line drawings, cover parts, astrbderghh books, ghlmdan and oily box field. This paper today, but more for a piece of blogging.

Malek National Library and Museum ", with cloudy course (abrubad paper), an introduction to more traditional arts areas students judging and layout books with one of the most attractive part of this technique provides. Mehdi sohrabi, cloudy and ghtaa, kermanshahi Madras this workshop. He was previously a few workshops and training courses on construction of the National Library and the Museum of paper marbling has held property.

He tells about this: "making and taking advantage of the cloud paper, common since the Safavid in Iran. The artists of this period were his popular roles with various colors and shapes and drawing on paper پرمایه roles. This technique however in the Qajar period in Iran, Iran to India ronhad oblivion but went on there. Since the Japanese way also. Japanese artists also performing guest on the papers get, it put an upgrade. Making travel more cloud around his long, West of the Ottoman and then went to Iran and Europe continued to make changes where it was returned to Iran.

According to him, nowadays, Japanese artists and leave, have an abundance of interest to build a paper marbling and many creations in this field have shown themselves.

This cloud maker adds: "now we have sought after holding several courses and workshops now open to practical manner in the library and the National Museum of Iran in the field of property, techniques of making abrubad to both athletes and learn aficionados».

According to there are exquisite versions of linear sohrabi, paper abrubad at the Institute of the National Library and Museum property, such that the provision of appropriate training for and provides the students can take part in an old art associated with this attractive, practical way, cloud storage techniques to make فرابگیرند.

Those interested to participate in the workshop paper marbling to register can on Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 and 13 August 1395 solar from 10 to 16 hours contact telephone number 66700878.

The 8th Festival of the eighth Moon, the coming decade with dignity at the same time from 14 to 24 August 1395 with a variety of programs in the field of solar art and culture of the Islamic Iranian national library and Museum "to the property address sq., Tehran, Imam Khomeini, the national garden, the street front of the United Nations».

This workshop with the capacity of 40 people were being held, but the presence of the person in it only with a previous registration will be possible. The priority of the presence at the workshop with مندانی interest will be due to capacity limitations, as early as possible and call register.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Samuel W. Web "PAPER MARBLING, a true abstraction."

Samuel W. Webb marbling from:  https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18718467/
 Samuel W. Webb was a little known American marbler who practiced oil based marbling in the early 60's. He marbled on a size of gum tragacanth with lithographic ink thinned with rectified turpentine.  He is mentioned in an early 1963 edition (Vol. I no. 2) of The Guild of Book Workers Journal and was featured in the February 1962 American Artist magazine (below).

In the 1960's there was a renaissance of many things in the U.S. including marbling. I think I started to marble quite by accident some time around '64 or '65 in Provincetown, Cape Cod. We hippies were living in a very small duplex on Commercial Street in front of Yeffe Kimbal's studio cottage. She was making large thick polymer paintings from plastics that her husband had helped develop.

Yeffe Kimbal, American Indian Woman Artist, A painting from her "space period".
 In our tiny backyard were a couple barrels of solvents Yeffe used in her work. I would 'appropriate' a little and mix them with waste paint from my family's little paint store (The Color Bar, Milford, CT) and pour them on any discarded cardboard I could find. I was like a mad crazed scientist/artist high on the fumes from the solvents that I had liberated. One day it rained and I had to pour off the excess water from my half-dried makeshift canvasses. The oily film on the pooled rainwater, when poured off that film printed a simple marbled pattern onto the receiving piece of cardboard ... a light went on in my toasted brain.

From 'American Artist' February 1962.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

70s Hippie Collage Posters

Oil based marbling on waste cardboard used to pick-up the remain of paint from a large marbling tank after printing large fabric pieces. As a Hippie I couldn't afford to buy good paper nor could I afford to waste anything. The pigment was compressed over the 10 foot length of the tank and sspray paint was used for different effect. Discarded magazines were cut up for the collage elements.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Marbling Chronology Test from Katherine Loeffler


 Katherine Loeffler combed marbling detail.
A.   713                                   
B.   794                   
C.   1151                    
D.   1447                    
E.   1550-1650          
F.    1500's                    
G.   1586                     
H.   1589                    
I.    1615                        
J.    1627                       
K.   1751                    
L.    1700's                    
M.   1755                    
N.   1775                       
O.   1824                      
P.   1853                     
Q.   1854                          
R.   1881                         
S.   1885                       
T.   1909                          
U.   1920                          
V.   1942                           
W.   1963                         
X.   1975                           
Y.   1983                            
Z.   1989                                                

  1. The 53rd generation of Hiroba family exhibited suminagashi at the Second Industrial Exibition in Japan.
  2. Benjamin Franklin used marbling (nonpariel pattern) to frank (edge print) paper currency.
  3. Sydney Cockerell moved the firm of Douglas Cockerell and Son to Grantchester, a suburb of Cambridge, England.
  4. Birth year of Mustafa Duzgunman, famous Turkish marbler.
  5. First International Martblers' Gathering.
  6. James Sumner published  Mysterious Marbler.
  7. A Buntpapier (endpaper) factory was establish in Leipzig.
  8. A Japanese legend relates that the secret of suminagashi was given to Jiyemon Hiroba by the god Kasugamyojin.
  9. Decorated papers (marbling) appeared in Demark.
  10. Liu Sha Chien - Earliest known marbled papers in China, made with watercolours on size thickened with wheat paste.
  11. The Whole Art of Marbling was published by Peter Cottam.
  12. Necmeddin Okyay, master marbler of Turkey, died.  His specialties were Necmeddin-ebrusu (Flower motifs) and yazili-ebru (a resist technique ).
  13. Near Eastern marbled  pictures and miniatures were created in the Persian, Turkish, and Indian styles.
  14. A document granted the privilege of making streaked (marble) and paste papers to Heinrich Trorbach in Germany.
  15. Suminagashi technique evolved.  The entire supply of suminagashi was reserved for use by the royal court for 400 years.
  16. Sir Francis Bacon wrote about his discoveries of the Turkish marbling process in Sylva Sylvarum.
  17. Phoebe Jane Eston's Marbling - A History and A Bibliography was published by Dawson's Book Shop.  
  18. Earliest known marbled papers in Turkey.
  19. Birth year of Kouichi Yamada, Japanese suminagashi artist who practiced in Otaki, the center of handmade paper-making.
  20. Charles Woolnough's The Art of Marbling describes the entire process of marbling and provides samples of patterns. Since marbling practices had been kept secret within the guilds, Woolnough made himself very unpopular with members of the marbling trade. 
  21. Italy was the European gateway to the Levant and artesans were making marbled papers which were known as 'domino' papers.
  22. Die Fortschritte der Marmorierkunst, by Joseph Halfer, Budapest, revolutionized marbling by introducing pre-prepared marbling colours and carragheen as the size for the marbling bath.
  23. French marblers (dominotiers) form guild under Henry III. 
  24. Rosamond Loring wrote Decorated Book Papers: Being an Account of their Design and Fashion. The Loring Collection, housed in the Houghton Library at Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the most outsanding collection of decorted paper in the United States.
  25. George Sandys, an Englishman, publish a description of Turkish marbling techniques, A Relation of a Journey Begun An Dom.
  26. Encyclopedie de sciences, de arts, et des metires ... A reference book technology written by Denis Diderot which names certain marbled patterns and contains well known plates illustrating marbling activities and tools.
    Above - Katherine Loeffler and student in an undated photo. Below are two Paper Moon cards with her marbling.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Water-Float MARBLE FINISH ... Popular Mechanics 1945

"Producing imitation marble by means of floating on water is a novelty technique used in finishing turning, handles, small boxes, etc."

Thursday, September 28, 2017