Honduras by Max Papart

Honduras by Max Papart

Honduras

Max Papart

Title

Honduras

 
Artist

Max Papart

  1911 - 1995 (biography)
Year
c. 1960  
Technique
color aquatint and carborundum etching 
Image Size
17 1/4 x 23 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
IX/XXV (9/25) 
Annotations
pencil editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Japan Nacre 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20697 
Price
$750.00 
Description
Max Papart is considered a master printmaker. He was born in Marseille, France and later moved to Paris where he learned the techniques of classic engraving. In 1960, he added to the classic processes the technique of etching with carborundum invented by his friend Henri Goetz. In following years Papart taught printmaking at the University of Paris VIII-Vincennes. He continued making his own plates and supervising the hand printing of his prints until he died in 1995. One of the most intriguing intellectual concepts which Papart achieves is a "window" through which the viewer senses the past or future, or even another time or place. It has been said the Papart does not "paint," he "composes." His compositions come together in a symphony of line, shape and color. Papart always believed that each painting has its own meaning and needed no interpretation from him. His paintings, in his own words, "force the viewer to think, and it is for the viewer to respond to the art based on his own personal experiences