The Castle by Bernard Childs

The Castle by Bernard Childs

The Castle

Bernard Childs

Title

The Castle

 
Artist

Bernard Childs

  1910 - 1985 (biography)
Year
1964  
Technique
color intaglio 
Image Size
6 5/8 x 6 5/8"  
Signature
pencil, ll 
Edition Size
artist's proof; 13/20 
Annotations
titled & dated 
Reference
 
Paper
wove Arches Velin 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
JC103 
Price
$800.00 
Description
In 1959 Childs began to paint portraits, which were stylistically and intentionally formed in an expressionistic way and which he regarded as an antipol to his abstract works. When the artist travelled to Japan at the beginning of the 1960s he was inspired to use new materials in his painting. Childs mixed sand, carborundum and brick powder in his oils. In this period melancholic works in dark colours and print series with titles like "Holocaust", in which the artist cautioned against an atomic war. Since 1965 the artist attended to the subject of platonic and erotic love, which he realised in lighter colours. At the end of the 1960s Childs tried new artistic methods. Plastic compositions of clotted transparent acrylic plates with engraved figurative signs, which were lightened by a masked light source. The occupation with light was continued in the images of sunsets after 1970. At the beginning of the 1980s Childs produced numerous sketches during the rehearsals for the annual Mozart festival and in 1982 his only self-portrait was executed. http://www.bernard-childs.com/