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Title

Storm over Paros

1965

Artist

Ben Nicholson

England

10 Apr 1894 - 06 Feb 1982

  • Details

    Date
    1965
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Edition
    9/50
    Dimensions
    27.8 x 32.3 cm platemark; 37.6 x 43.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l. sheet, pencil "... Nicholson 65".

    Credit
    Purchased 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    77.2003
    Copyright
    © Ben Nicholson/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    Between 1965 and 1968 Nicholson worked with François Lafranca, a Swiss printer, to produce a series of etchings. The subjects are mostly of buildings and architectural fragments which Nicholson had seen and drawn during his travels in Italy and Greece.Typically the forms are drawn with a precise outline. But in the case of this etching the artist created an attractive atmospheric effect by rubbing ink onto the surface of the copper plate before printing it.

    In an interview in the Sunday Times, 23 April 1963, Nicholson said that there was a difference between contemplating a building and penetrating it by drawing it: "If I am drawing a piece of Greek or Italian architecture I draw the forms, but it is the spirit of the building that I am contemplating, not its stones".

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    Referenced in 3 publications

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