Pan by Andrzej Bielawski

Pan by Andrzej Bielawski

Pan

Andrzej Bielawski

Title

Pan

 
Artist

Andrzej Bielawski

  1949 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1978  
Technique
aquatint, drypoint, engraving & softground etching 
Image Size
25 1/4 x 19 3/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
57 of 60  
Annotations
pencil dated and titled, lower margin; annotated: "akwaforta, m vernis, s.iztyce" lower left margin. 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy, antique-white rag paper 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
12611 
Price
$600.00 
Description

Andrzej Bielawski uses a combination of intaglio methods, including aquatint, engraving and soft-ground etching to create this mysterious image of the Greek god of the wild, "Pan". In the late 1970s, when this print was done, he was a member of the group "Smietanka - Cream of the Crop", and did a series of works he called the "Solidarity" images.

Bielawski's work has been described by author Karol Sienkiewicz as: "in his ground and in his mud you could see remains ...., delicate and stylish like in Japanese prints, the esthetics towering over reality, a reality before which people were powerless...."

The face of Pan is barely visible, peeking through the foliage that dominates the composition. Is he peering up from the earth or through a hedge? He is in his realm.