(Acrobats) by Ezio Martinelli

(Acrobats) by Ezio Martinelli

(Acrobats)

Ezio Martinelli

Title

(Acrobats)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1945  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
13 3/4 x 6 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
titled in pencil 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove with watermark of initials in an oval 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
16123 
Price
$500.00 
Description
Ezio Martinelli often depicted physical performers in his abstract work, likening their forms and movement to a kind of kinetic sculpture. In this image, two figures are climbing the rungs of a spidery scaffolding, their bodies as much a part of the structure as the steel bars themselves. This piece was done around the time that Martinelli worked at Atelier 17 in New york.