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Title

Seven

1974

Artist

Bea Maddock

Australia

13 Sep 1934 – 09 Apr 2016

  • Details

    Date
    1974
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    two-plate photo-etching and aquatint, printed in black ink on white Arches paper
    Edition
    4/10
    Dimensions
    38.4 x 33.0 cm upper platemark; 8.5 x 32.9 cm lower platemark; 46.5 x 32.5 cm image overall; 76.3 x 56.7 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Bea. Maddock ´74".

    Credit
    Purchased 1986
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    162.1986
    Copyright
    © Estate of Bea Maddock

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  • About

    Bea Maddock was one of the most significant Australian printmakers from the 1970s, during which time her pioneering use of photo-etching had a broad impact in Australia, especially during her time as lecturer of printmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne from 1970-1981.

    From 1970, Maddock began incorporating found images, such as anonymous press images, and photographs by herself and others, into her prints. These images were manipulated on the plate, or even the negative, and often were of recognisable subjects, such as the one used in 'Seven'. This depicts Anne Frank, whose diary of her experiences as a Jew during the Nazi occupation of Holland was published after her death, and has been read widely since. Maddock used conventional printmaking techniques in her compositions in conjunction with the photographic images, often incorporating grids and conceiving works within series, but did not provide explanations of her subjects, leaving interpretation to the viewer.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Irena Zdanowicz, Masters of emotion, Mornington, 2007, 43 (illus.). NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression; cat.no. 105; plate no. 30; private collection, Melbourne

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