Dzibe by Warja Honegger-Lavater

Dzibe by Warja Honegger-Lavater

Dzibe

Warja Honegger-Lavater

Title

Dzibe

 
Artist
Year
1955  
Technique
aquatint 
Image Size
7 3/4 x 6 9/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
pencil titled and dated; on verso: in different hand "Printed in Switzerland," stamped "Atelier Bichsel & Sohn Zurich" 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Atelier Bischel & Sohn 
Inventory ID
21405 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This aquatint is stamped in blue ink on the verso "Atelier Bichsol & Sohn Zurich" and in pencil "printed in Switzerland".

This work is signed in the lower right by Warja Honegger, a Swiss artist who was married to fellow artist Gottfried Honegger. They both began exploring geometric shapes, she went on to become a book artist and designer.

She once commented about her training with artist Ernst Keller "What we were learning was design, and so we began with the most important thing, drawing. Where do you put a sign in a rectangle? What is the standard solution to this exercise? Should the strongest element be the sign or the drawing? How can both be distinguished at a distance, yet integrated in a composition?"