Arches 260mm x 360mm Rough watercolour Block

  • Model: AC55177167
  • Units in Stock: 0
  • Manufactured by: Arches

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The Moulins d’Arches turned to the production of high quality paper for the period's most famous writings and most beautiful art publications. The mill thus printed incunabula (the name given to the first printed books) such as the "Chronique de Gutenberg" by Dürer. Also printed on Arches® paper was the "Description of Egypt" commissioned by Napoleon I upon his return from his Egyptian campaign; the work was used by the royalty from 1809 to 1828.
Since 1492, Arches® has stood for professional quality for artists. Its pure cotton products, mould-made in the traditional way, have a natural grain which resembles that of hand-made paper. This process also produces a more stable paper, whose form is not significantly altered when wet, because of the excellent distribution of its long cotton fibres. Arches® Watercolor papers also boast unique sizing using natural gelatine, giving the paper incomparable resistance to scratching and exceptional rendering of colours.
A technique known to the Egyptians as early as the 2nd century BC and used ever since.
The main characteristics of watercolour are transparency and luminosity: the work consists of successive layers of semi-transparent colours. The choice of the paper is paramount as watercolours are worked with a lot of water and the paper must be able to absorb it without losing its shape and without colour bleeding. The whiteness of the paper also plays an important role either by showing through a light colour, or by acting as a white reserve since there is no white paint in watercolours.
Canson® offers a wide range of watercolour papers in sheets, pads and albums, 100% cotton or cellulose with a common characteristic: great stability when wet and excellent resistance to repeat washing (capacity of the paper to be washed with a paintbrush for correction)

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