Man, Animals, and Space by Glen Earl Alps

Man, Animals, and Space by Glen Earl Alps

Man, Animals, and Space

Glen Earl Alps

Title

Man, Animals, and Space

 
Artist

Glen Earl Alps

  1914 - 1996 (biography)
Year
1948  
Technique
mixed technique intaglio 
Image Size
17 1/2 x 12" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Ed/10 
Annotations
pencil titled, dated & editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21264 
Price
$600.00 
Description

Glen Alps studied with Mauricio Lasansky in Iowa in 1947, where he learned many of the experimental intaglio techniques that were being taught there in the 1940s.

This early (1948) abstraction utelizes line etching, engraving, soft-ground etching and aquatint to create rich patterns, values and tones. The viewers eye moves from one element in the composition to another, each of interest, and then back to the whole composition, where everything comes together.

Alps' early interest in experimental imagery led Alps to the method he coined the word for, "collagraph", which involved collaging elements toa rigid plate, inking and printing them from both the intaglio (beneath the surface), the surface, and the high relief (above the surface), resulting in a print with a third dimension.