field of blood / sound of wave (from "The Graves" portfolio) by Ian Tyson

field of blood / sound of wave (from The Graves portfolio) by Ian Tyson

field of blood / sound of wave (from "The Graves" portfolio)

Ian Tyson

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Title

field of blood / sound of wave (from "The Graves" portfolio)

 
Artist

Ian Tyson

  1933 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1972  
Technique
color screenprint 
Image Size
30 3/8 x 23 3/4" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
pencil editioned in margin 5/20; typeset on colophon 5/30 
Annotations
pencil editioned and titled in lower left, dated after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy, antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Tetrad Press, 103 Grove Park, London, SE58LE 
Inventory ID
20415 
Price
$500.00 
Description

British printmaker Ian Tyson created this fifth image as an additional, bonus image, included in 20 portfolios of "four screen prints based on extracts from the Black Book of Carmarthen 'Stanzas of the Graves' translated by Thomas Jones."

About the screenprints Tyson comments: "These extracts derive from my interest in the relationships, within the Stanzas, of the graves to the landscape and surrounding physical conditions. Taking selected lines from the text I arranged them in an alternative form which I felt to be coherent typographically...."

"The Stanzas of the Graves" appear in Welsh manuscripts, the earliest and most important being the Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin (Black Book of Carmarthen). It contains seventy-three stanzas, copied during the thirteenth century. Five of these verses appear in the Llfyr Gwyn Rhydderch (White Book of Rhyderrch), the Llyfr Coch Hergest (Red Book of Hergest), from the fourteenth century. However, the original poem itself may date from the ninth to the eleventh century.

 

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