Nights of Florence II by Helen Breger

Nights of Florence II by Helen Breger

Nights of Florence II

Helen Breger

Title

Nights of Florence II

 
Artist

Helen Breger

  1918 - 2013 (biography)
Year
c. 1964  
Technique
aquatint and etching 
Image Size
14 7/8 x 17 3" plate size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 25  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Arches France wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23127 
Price
SOLD
Description

Helen Breger did this dramatic aquatint and etching around 1964. She depicts a piazza in Florence, Italy at night - with a brightly lighted plaza, surrounded by deep black shadows and a background of shadowed Renaissance buildings. Pedestrians are seen as tiny shadows in the distance or individually illuminated sculptures in the foreground.

Helen Breger exhibited her European works in 1965 at the Cellini Gallery in San Francisco. Her show was reviewed in Artforum in February, 1965. The reviewer commented about her exhibition, which included other works on paper.

"The very contrasty black and white aquatint etching is Mrs. Breger's m├ętier. The drawings and acrylic washes that form almost half of this show might better have been left in the folio; they detract from the powerful prints..."