Self (as a boy) by Isabelle Proust

Self (as a boy) by Isabelle Proust

Self (as a boy)

Isabelle Proust

Title

Self (as a boy)

 
Artist

Isabelle Proust

  1963 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2008  
Technique
drypoint and color monotype 
Image Size
5 7/8 x 5 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil signed with the artist's cypher in lower right 
Edition Size
E/A 
Annotations
dated 8 in pencil beneath artist's cypher; artist's name and the title in pencil on the verso, margin 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white textured wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
ISPR111 
Price
$255.00 
Description

French-born Isabelle Proust was trained as a photographer and developed an interest in European frescos, which inspired her imagery in other media.

"Self (as a boy)" merges two media to create her unique color prints. Starting with an intaglio process, drypoint, she sketches a repeatable image on the matrix. When printing the impression she hand paints the surface uniquely as a monoprint.

This style complements her subject matter, which often references dreams and ancient histories to create layered, delicate imagery. In this composition she tried to image herself as a young boy.