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Title

Modern monument in colour

(1975)


Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -


About

"I was trying to break into colour a bit more… not high pitched, but richer colour, trying to bring the colour in and retain sculptural form. One of the most colourful screenprints, nevertheless its colour is somewhat tempered. Senbergs believes that when his images are too colourful, the image is weaker, distracting attention from structure. Similarly he also deliberately eliminates figures because they suggest scale or humanize the space – in these early works he was most attracted to evocative ambiguity."

Jan Senbergs
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 67]


Details


Date

(1975)


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint on BFK Rives paper


Edition

artist's proof for edition of 26


Dimensions

55.6 x 81.2 cm image; 75.6 x 105.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

306.2008


Artist information

Jan Senbergs

Works in the collection

61


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, Sydney, 2008, 67 (colour illus.). cat.no. 54

Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Jan Senbergs: Paintings and silkscreen prints (1976), Sydney, 1976. NOTE: Impression unknown.

Unknown, Seven printmakers, Hobart, 1978, (illus.). cat.no. 29; NOTE: Impression unknown.

Unknown, Jan Senbergs silkscreen prints (1975), Melbourne, 1975. cat.no. 11; NOTE: Impression unknown.