This etching print entitled « Loire à Ousson » was made by painter of the Loire Jacques Ousson, using an intaglio etching process on a metal (copper) plate. The composition, built around a horizontal axis, depicts a body of water in which the abundant vegetation of the Loire riverside is reflected.
The manufacturing process of his work consists in depicting the image with a metal point on a metal plate covered with an etching varnish. Immersed in an acid bath, the plate reveals the motifs, which will then be inked. The whole will be put under press. The artist, passionate about the Loire region, chose to immortalize its body and green landscapes for years. Light and colour occupy a predominant place in his work.
Born in 1937, Jacques Ousson followed the « cours Charpentier » and was then admitted to the « École des Mériers d'Art ». From then on, he continued his pictorial research on his own. In 1976, he met the patron Pierre Levy and then lived in Madrid at the Casa de Velasquez from 1977 to 1979. He then returned to France, to Ousson-sur-Loire, so dear to his heart and from which he takes his pseudonym.