1826 - A PRIMEIRA FOTOGRAFIA DO MUNDO: tirada no verão de 1826, na França, da janela da casa de Joseph-Nicéphore Niepce, encontra-se preservada até hoje. Trata-se de uma imagem produzida numa placa de estanho coberta com um derivado fotossensível de petróleo, chamado Betume da Judéia. Nièpce chamou o processo de "heliografia", gravura com a luz do Sol. Foram exigidas cerca de oito horas de exposição à luz solar.
Tim Laurin: Telecommunications, 2011, Monotype, 5 x 5 inches. In an attempt to document fleeting, unseen and unappreciated beauty passing by his car window, Laurin amassed a large number of landscape images captured on his iPhone. Similar to Sophie Privé’s use of documentary photos of family and friends, Laurin’s rural fragments are distilled and explored on the printing press through the use of photo transfers, inks and intaglio processes.
A category of fine art, graphic art covers a broad range of visual artistic expression, typically two-dimensional, i.e. produced on a flat surface. The term usually refers to the arts that rely more on line or tone than on color, especially drawing and the various forms of engraving; it is sometimes understood to refer specifically to printmaking processes, such as line engraving, aquatint, drypoint, etching, mezzotint, monotype, lithography, and screen printing