Tuscan Passage - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Robilee Frederick

Tuscan Passage - from the Voices and Visions Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Robilee Frederick

Tuscan Passage - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

Robilee Frederick

Title

Tuscan Passage - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

 
Artist

Robilee Frederick

  1931 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1983  
Technique
color etching and aquatint 
Image Size
10 5/8 x 14" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
III/XXV 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Arches Cover wove 
State
published 
Publisher
The Fort Mason Printmakers under the direction of Eleanor Rappe 
Inventory ID
23101 
Price
$225.00 
Description

From the portfolio of 22 etchings by 22 artists, titled "Voice and Visions: A Book of Poems and Etchings." Printed by the Fort Mason Printmakers in San Francisco under the direction of Eleanor Rappe, each work was inspired by a poem of the artist's choice, corresponding to their assigned category: Part I, Of Love and Loss; Part II, Upon the Earth; Part III, Under the Heavens; Part IV, Journeys of the Mind; and Part V, Metamorphoses.

This print is from the fourth category: Journeys of the Mind. Its corresponding poem was "Duino Elegies" by Rainer Maria Rilke:

This stood aming men / at one time / stood in the midst of fate / of destructive fate / stood in the midst of not / knowing where to go / as if it existed / and bent the stars / down toward it / from the established heavens. / Angel! / I'm showing it to you / there it is! / let it stand / so that you see it / redeemed at last / upright. / Columns, pylons, / the Sphinx / the cathedral's gray / determined thrust / from some fading / or unknown city.