"Boulder Dam, Blue - I" by Max Hein

Boulder Dam, Blue - I by Max Hein

"Boulder Dam, Blue - I"

Max Hein

Title

"Boulder Dam, Blue - I"

 
Artist

Max Hein

  1943 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1970  
Technique
color screenprint 
Image Size
12 1/2 x 11 1/16" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
6 of 6  
Annotations
pencil titled, editioned, and dated 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21176 
Price
$300.00 
Description

Northern California printmaker Max Hein was a pioneer in screenprint experimentation. For this image Hein used a photographic image of Boulder Dam, printed in black and created other screens with Ben-Day patterns where small colored dots are closely spaced, widely spaced or overlapping to create other colors. This process was used commercially for printing reproductive posters and comic books. In the 1960s artists began to apply this technique to original compositions.

Hein used primary colors of red, yellow and blue to create other secondary colors and movement. The result is that the viewer "sees" the dam through a mist of color and light and dark.