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Printmaking: Etching, Oil, Ink, Paper on Paper, Other.
THIS PRICE INCLUDES: 1} THE MATTED ETCHING IN AN ARCHIVAL MAT; 2} A FRAME (11 inch x 14 inch, Type – Glass & Wood Edge / Semi-Ornate Style, Color - White); 3} ALL HANDLING COSTS; 4} SHIPMENT COSTS; 5} CARDBOARD SHIPMENT CARTON; 6} BUBBLE WRAP & OTHER PACKING MATERIALS; AND, 7} A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. The work is wired and ready to hang. Framing includes a brown craft paper backing. A wall hook and nail are included.
This etching is from my series entitled MYSTERIOUS PLACES/SACRED SPACES; the image is appropriated from a color photograph I shot on location in 1987. The printmaking techniques employed include intaglio, aquatint, and drypoint. This print exists in three very limited editions of only ten prints (each executed in a different color of ink/paper combination). This edition is executed in French black ink (oil-based, Charbonnel Brand) on Rives BFK white Printmaking Paper (also from France). Size of the image on paper (and the measurements of the zinc plate that was etched in acid) is 5 inches high by 7 inches wide (13 cm x 18 cm); the actual print size is 11 inches high by 10 inches wide (28 cm x 26 cm).
The Cathars were a Christian-based religious active in Europe and especially in the area known as Catalonia in the mid 12th century. Cathars believed that God had only created spiritual perfection and eternity, not the material world that they saw as evil. Many led austere lives as celibate vegetarians. The Cathars' clergy, (The Perfects) were thought be masters of alchemy and magic. Their beliefs earned them severe persecution by the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church, as well as and the French king in Paris. The Cathars were massacred and burned at the stake. It is rumored that a few Cathar leaders hid their treasures (and secret writings) in the surrounding caves/mountains before their execution.
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