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Title

Ithaca X , from the series Ithaca

1997

Artist

Aida Tomescu

Romania, Australia

03 Oct 1955 -

  • 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
    329.2001.10
    Copyright
    © Aida Tomescu. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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