The monotype is the simplest printing method, as it does not involve a complicated procedure or the need of a printing studio. The monotype was invented by the Italian artist Castiglione(1610 – 1665). A lot of famous artists created monotypes along their other work, as it is a printing method close to painting and open to experimentation.
In order to create a monotype a lean surface is needed. Usually the artists can use a metal, glass or plexiglas plate. Then he paints or
Printmaking, painting and sculpture form the traditional art disciplines.
Nowadays the boundaries of these three disciplines are actually fused.
We can see many combinations of painting and printing, sculptures which are actually prints. The use of video, photography and digital media has revolutionized and changed art completely. Printmaking has also incorporated all these changes. Digital prints and the use of photography have changed the traditional way of printmaking.