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Title

When I first met Stephanie, from the suite Appassionata

1994-1999


Artist

Salvatore Zofrea

Australia

24 Sep 1946 -


About

The Appassionata series is the most detailed account of the principal experiences in the life of Salvatore Zofrea, focusing on his birth and early life in Borgia, Southern Italy, his migration to Australia, his travels, maturation as an artist, family, personal relationships and friends.

Zofrea is one of the finest exponents of woodcut in Australia. His work as a painter and printmaker is inextricably linked - his woodcut prints have been influenced by his work as a painter especially in the richness of their texture, composition and ambition, as has his painting by his activity as a printmaker - his paintings have become simpler in expression and design since he has been making woodcuts.

The series is in an edition of 14 with 6 artist's proofs, four of which are on Japanese paper textured by the wooden boards on which the paper is dried after couching.

Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002


Details


Date

1994-1999


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodblock print; black ink on heavy white Japanese Hitachi paper


Edition

Hors Commerce


Dimensions

40.0 x 60.0 cm blockmark; 84.0 x 63.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed beneath the printed image l.r. corner, pencil "Zofrea". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

182.2002.9


Artist information

Salvatore Zofrea

Works in the collection

330


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Salvatore Zofrea: Appassionata woodcuts, 'The artist's commentaries', pg. 16-45, Sydney, 2000, 76 (illus.). cat.no. 79