Untitled (Egyptian abstraction) by Mireille Kramer

Untitled (Egyptian abstraction) by Mireille Kramer

Untitled (Egyptian abstraction)

Mireille Kramer

Title

Untitled (Egyptian abstraction)

 
Artist

Mireille Kramer

  1932 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
c. 1975  
Technique
color etching and aquatint with hand-applied gold leaf and gouache 
Image Size
14 13/16 x 17 13/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
36 of 99  
Annotations
pencil editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
17441 
Price
$450.00 
Description

Israeli printmaker Mireille Kramer spent her first 19 years in Egypt and returns there for the imagery in this color etching and aquatint, printed in brown ink. Ancient Egyptian figures appear on a wall through the darkness. Kramer juxtaposes the images of the gods Seth and Anubis with three "modern" women.

To add highlights to the image the artist adds gold leaf to some of the hieroglyphics and relics and white gouache to the reliquaries in the foreground.