Colombe by Mario Avati - Davidson Galleries
Mario Avati

Colombe

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Series: Noah's Arc Portfolio
Medium: Mezzotint
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Signature: Signed
Artist details: Italian, 1921 - 2009
Date of impression: 1971
Edition: 38/75

Recommended by Sam (Owner & Director):
"This mezzotint is one of ten images created for the Noah's Ark portfolio published by Aquarius Press, Baltimore 1971.  This artist (in France) and Hamaguchi (in Japan),  were primarily responsible for a new respect for mezzotint  as a fine art medium rather than merely a copy process.  In the 17th and 18th centuries, mezzotint had been used to copy paintings for the nobility and senior church patrons.  Avati exploited the range of values from velvety blacks to full white highlights, to make unique images not replicating an existing image in another medium.  He makes masterful use of burnishers and scrapers over the 'rocked' surface to define the form purely through his control of values rather than outlines."


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