Etching/Engraving, Mixed Media, Carborundum
Unframed: 27 1/2 x 21 in. Framed: 34 3/4 x 28 1/2 in.
Hand signed and numbered 27/60 lower right.
Max Papart (French, 1911-1994) began his career as a landscape painter, but eventually found his niche in cubism. His work also demonstrates Etruscan, African, archaic European, and pre-Columbian influences, resulting in his more recent semi-figurative style. Spirituality was an important part of his work, as he constructed color, composition, and texture intuitively. He is known for the diverse surfaces of his etchings. These were achieved through such techniques as carborundum to create deep stone-like markings, and aquatint to produce a softer, blotchy effect. Papart has received numerous awards for printmaking, and is featured in such collections as the Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and Yale University, New Haven.
Price available upon request.