HEAD (3) 1953
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 – 2005)
- 560 X 430 MM
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The head was a constant subject for Paolozzi throughout his career but the period 1952-54 marked a particularly intense period of development. He made a series of powerful monotype head studies in 1953 which are clearly related to the small bronze head sculptures of the same year. In this work, the monotype base provided an overall surface texture which was then worked over with a combination of ink, wash, oil and collage.
Eduardo Paolozzi Artificial Horizons and Eccentric Ladders Works on Paper 1946-1995, The British Council 1996
A metal alloy made from copper with up to two-thirds tin, often with other small amounts of other metals. Commonly used in casting. A work cast in bronze is sometimes referred to as 'a bronze'.
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The artist may draw or paint onto a surface such as glass or metal and then press paper onto the image to take its impression. Because the ink or other medium is transferred to the paper only one good impression can be made.
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