Passacaille (Spanish Dance) by Johnny Friedlaender

Passacaille (Spanish Dance) by Johnny Friedlaender

Passacaille (Spanish Dance)

Johnny Friedlaender

Title

Passacaille (Spanish Dance)

 
Artist
Year
1969  
Technique
11 color etching and aquatint 
Image Size
30 x 22 1/2" image and paper size 
Signature
pencil, lower right within image 
Edition Size
41 of 95  
Annotations
pencil numnbered, lower left 
Reference
Schmuckling 344 
Paper
Arches paper 
State
published 
Publisher
Lublin Graphics, NY 
Inventory ID
23043 
Price
$750.00 
Description

Johnny Friedlaender was born in Pless, Prussian Silesia (Germany) on June 21, 1912. From 1939 to 1943 he was interned in a series of concentration camps. After the war, the Friedlaenders returned to Paris in 1945, in 1947 he became a member of the Salon de Mai, and in 1950 he became a French citizen.

From his Paris atelier Friedlaender instructed younger artists who themselves went on to become noteworthy, among them Arthur Luiz Piza, Brigitte Coudrain, Rene Carcan, and Graciela Rodo Boulanger.

Friedlaender was commissioned in 1968-69 to do a series of 21 full sheet color ethings by Editeur Lublin Graphics, New York, all in edition of 95 signed and numbered impressions. "Passacaille" is the tenth image in the series and was done using 11 colors.

A"pasacaille" is a Spanish dance, done in a "serious nature" in 3/4 time and the use of a ground bass (a constantly repeated bassline or harmonic pattern in the composition).