Thursday, September 30, 2010

Renaissance Rob Part II

By the time of the Renaissance, the Liefeld family had spread throughout the globe. Not only was Robbo Botticeliefeld living in Italy, there was a Robrecht Lürer living in Germany. At this time, woodblock printing was very popular. Robrecht Lürer was also interested in the shading technique called hatching, which is the use of many small parallel lines that give the illusion of shadow when printing or drawing in ink.

Robrecht really enjoyed using hatching lines in his interpretation of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which was made at the end of the 15th century. At the time, apocalypse themes were very popular because many people thought the world was going to end in the year 1500. Unfortunately, Robrecht’s print was not very popular.

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