Medium: Etching and aquatint Dimensions: 17 3/8 x 26 1/2 inches Signature: Signed Artist details: Italian, 1921 - 2009 Date finished: 1958 Edition: 152/220 Condition: G.G. blindstamp, lower left.
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher): "Mario Avati’s piece Le Corbus (Raven) seems macabre, but there is a beauty found in sitting with death in this still life. By posing the bird like this, Avati has carefully highlighted the raven and all the interesting facets of its wings, face, body, and feet as the viewer’s eye moves from the top left of the mezzotint to the bottom right, across a clear diagonal. This image is a study of light, texture, and shape - referencing the rich history of Dutch still life paintings. The milky eye of the bird ‘looking’ directly at the viewer also serves as a memento mori, a reminder that death happens to everyone eventually."
Series: by J.-M.-M.-P.-Auguste, comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Medium: Etchings Dimensions: 11 3/8 x 9 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches Signature: Signed Artist details: Italian, 1921 - 2009 Date of impression: 1956 Edition: 145/220 Condition: Foxing on title page and cover.