The wide variety of animals has inspired us to create these prints. We studied Expressionism in art and the use of xylography (woodblock engraving) in the early 1900s, this topic has inspired us to create prints with strong marks and high contrast.
Every student chose a picture of an animal and created a sketch with pencil and a thick marker. The realistic image haas been simplified and stylized in order to obtain a picture in black and white. The rubber printing plate was engraved with a gouge and then has been inked and printed on different supports. The outcomes are very expressive and original in the authentic expressionist style.