Ceremony - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Eleanor Rappe

Ceremony - from the Voices and Visions Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Eleanor Rappe

Ceremony - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

Eleanor Rappe

Title

Ceremony - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

 
Artist

Eleanor Rappe

  1933 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1983  
Technique
color etching and aquatint 
Image Size
8 13/16 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
23104 
Price
$250.00 
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 fifth category: Metamorphoses. Its corresponding poem was "Corinth" by Antipatros (Greek, ca. 400 BC):

Where is your famous beauty, / Corinth of the Dorians? / Where is your crown of towers? / Where are your ancient treasures? / Where are the temples of the / Immortals, and where are the / Houses and wives of the / Lineage of Sisyphos, / All your myriad people? / Most unhappy city, not / A trace is left of you. War / Has seized and eaten it all. / Only the inviolate / Sea nymphs, the daughters of the / Ocean, remain, crying like / Sea birds over your sorrows.