A world full of color
Louis Favre (1891-1956) is known for his exuberant use of color and his employment of color lithography.. The Frenchman spends the last eight years of his life alternating between France and the Netherlands. Throughout his career, Favre experiments with the importance of color in art and lithography.
His lithographic works mainly consist of still lifes, portraits, and abstract images, executed in colorful prints. For this he is admired worldwide, but falls into oblivion after his death. In this colorful exhibition, the Dutch Museum of Lithography rekindles the life and (lithographic) oeuvre of Louis Favre.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Explore the world of stone printing at the Dutch Museum of Lithography! Plan your visit and book your tickets online.
Alois Senefelder invented stone printing and lithography in 1798. He provided the world with the ultimate technique for producing images quickly, massively and cheaply (and from 1837, also in colour). This centuries-old craft is still alive and kicking: today’s offset printing and even the microchip would not have come about without Senefelder’s invention!
The Dutch Museum of Lithography in Valkenswaard not only shows all kinds of lithographic printing, but also the technique that made it possible. You are more than welcome to come and discover all the historical, artistic and technical aspects of lithography in our museum and workshop.
Do you care about the Dutch Museum of Lithography and want to support us? Become a friend of the museum, sponsor or contributor! With your support, we can keep lithography alive.
The collection of the Dutch Museum of Lithography includes book illustrations, cartography, advertising panels and lithography of famous artists such as Kees van Dongen, Alphonse Mucha, Adolphe Willette and Jan Sluyters, but also playing cards, labels, postcards, prints, caricatures and (satirical) magazines. In addition to the permanent collection, the Dutch Museum of Lithography regularly presents a new exhibition highlighting a special artist or a specific theme.
EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY
Get creative in our workshop! Lithography is a surface printing technique, which is based on the repelling effect of grease and water. During our lithography workshops, you will learn the basics of this age-old craft at entry-level. Create your own design in our workshop, enjoy a delicious lunch and print (with our help) your own drawing on a traditional stone printing press.