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Title

Bridge repair Venice

2007

Artist

Rick Amor

Australia

1948 -

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Rick Amor. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Venice

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    Referenced in 1 publication

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