Tracing the Line in the Alhambra's Court of Poets OR The Lion Fountain at Dusk -Edition 2/9


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Size: 16 H x 20 W x 1 in

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Printmaking: Etching, Aquatint, Drypoint, Ink and Paper on Paper and Other.

This etching is based on a photograph I shot in 1987 at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain; it is from my series dedicated to Mystical Places and Sacred Spaces.

The techniques employed include intaglio, drypoint and aquatint; the work was executed on two zinc plates onto which hard ground was applied. The image was drawn (or etched) into this ground with an etching needle; and then, the two plates were placed in an acid bath for the lines to incise into the metal. An oil-based etching ink mixture (Charbonnel brand from France) of copper, violet, and burnt sienna colors was then applied and wiped before I ran the double-plated print through the hand operated press. I used Fabriano paper (cream colored) from Italy for this edition.

This is the second Edition (limited to only NINE prints); there will be three additional editions of nine prints each in other colors.

SIZE: Two ETCHED zinc plates printed on one piece of paper. Each plate measures 7” high by 5” wide {18 cm x 13 cm} with a small vertical separation space between the plates; the overall image measures 7” high by 10.25” inches wide {18 cm x 26.1 cm}. The print is 11 inches by fifteen inches. The work was hand printed and published by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

THIS PRICE INCLUDES: THE MATTED ETCHING IN AN ARCHIVAL MAT; A FRAME (16 inch x 20 inch, Type – Glass & Wood Edge / Semi-Ornate Style, Color - GOLD); ALL HANDLING COSTS; SHIPMENT COSTS; CARDBOARD SHIPMENT CARTON; BUBBLE WRAP & OTHER PACKING MATERIALS; AND, 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.

Keywords: Zinc, Spain, Diptych, Granada, Alhambra, Islamic Art, Metallic Ink, Architecture, Geometric, Moorish

Subjects: Architecture

Styles: Realism, Documentary, Fine Art

Mediums: Etching, Aquatint, Drypoint, Ink, Paper

Materials: Paper, Other

Prints: Architecture Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Etching Art Prints, Aquatint Art Prints, Drypoint Art Prints, Ink Art Prints, Paper Art Prints, Paper Art Prints, Other Art Prints

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