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Title

Bridge repair Venice


Artist

Rick Amor

Australia

1948 -


About

Rick Amor studied printmaking in Melbourne in the late 1960s under Murray Walker and Fred Williams, and has produced prints consistently since that time. In 2007 Amor participated in a printmaking residency at the Venice Printmaking Workshop, with Jan Senbergs, Jon Cattapan and Louise Weaver; this etching was a product of that experience.

Solid architectural forms, piers and structures in/over water are recurring motifs in Amor’s painting; this image of a bridge being repaired in Venice is grounded in a prosaic undertaking - the ongoing maintenance and repair required to keep the lagoon city habitable. However, it simultaneously suggests the metaphysicality of Amor’s greater oeuvre, and reflects his respect for great etchers of the past, such as Whistler, who were also engaged by similar subject matter.


Details


Place where the work was made

Venice Italy


Date

2007


Media category

Print


Materials used

hard ground etching, printed from one copper plate in black ink on ivory wove paper


Edition

1/10


Dimensions

17.8 x 25.8 cm platemark; 28.3 x 38.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "R Amor 07".


Credit

Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

363.2012


Artist information

Rick Amor

Works in the collection

6


Place

Where the work was made
Venice

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Australian Print Workshop, Australian Print Workshop: an exhibition of contemporary works on paper, 2012, 5 (colour illus.). another impression; cat.no. 2; priced £995