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Title

Caressing the hair, St Francis and St Claire in moonlight , from the suite Appassionata

1994-1999

Artist

Salvatore Zofrea

Australia

24 Sep 1946 -

  • Details

    Date
    1994-1999
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; black ink on heavy white Japanese Hitachi paper
    Edition
    Hors Commerce
    Dimensions
    45.0 x 59.5 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
    182.2002.22
    Copyright
    © Salvatore Zofrea. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • 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

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