More work in progress! I’m revisiting some older ideas on a larger scale.
Slowly, slowly, the machine shutters to life.
A long silence, broken! I have been at work on a large-scale triptych (50x40” per panel) that I finished this week. This is a rough view of the thing, and the colors have gone off a bit, but the idea is there. For any of you in the SF bay area there will be an opening for this piece as well as some others sometime in the coming month or two. Details to follow when they solidify from the ether.
It’s been a long winter’s hibernation, but the creature stirs to life. A lot to show in the coming days, first up is a look at a new large-scale triptych in progress. Feels good to be back in the saddle.
As it says, more will be posted as it happens.
Martyr William Tyndale being burnt at the stake in Belgium, from an Elizabethan edition of Foxe’s Martyrs, 16th century
Louis-Catherine Silvestre - Marques typographiques. Volume 2 (1867). [x]
Martin Schongauer. Angel of the Annunciation. 1400s.
Agostino Carracci - The Parable of the Devil Sowing Tares. 1580
Beheading of John the Baptist, 1509, woodcut by Lucas Cranach, Elder, German, 1472-1553.
Woodcuts were in great demand in Germany in the 16th century and most of the popular artists of the time made them. Cranach, the patriarch of a family of painters, excelled in portraits and female nudes and was a painter and graphic artist. Note the winged serpent signature lower right.
This woodcut is in the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, Germany.