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Title

Ithaca I, from the series Ithaca


Artist

Aida Tomescu

Romania, Australia

30 Oct 1955 -


About

The 'Ithaca' series of prints grew from the artist's experience returning to her homeland, Romania for the first time since settling in Australia in 1980. Tomescu was awarded the 1996 LSFA Arts 21 Fellowship, which enabled her to travel to Northern Moldavia, to visit various monasteries that contained extensive 16th and 17th century frescos. She had been reminded of these frescoes, which she had known as a student, watching a documentary on the poetry of Paul Celan, and wished to revisit them.

As the series progressed, the lines and mark making became more open and free. She worked on the plates in Sydney initially before they were proofed and the edition was printed, by John Loane in Melbourne.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001


Details


Date

1997


Media category

Print


Materials used

soft-ground etching, hard ground etching, drypoint, black ink on white Fabriano 290 gsm paper


Edition

artist's proof from an edition of 15


Dimensions

49.7 x 39.8 cm platemark; 76.0 x 56.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "A C T ´97".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

329.2001.1


Artist information

Aida Tomescu

Works in the collection

26


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history