Les Mandarins by Bernard Childs

Les Mandarins by Bernard Childs

Les Mandarins

Bernard Childs

Title

Les Mandarins

 
Artist

Bernard Childs

  1910 - 1985 (biography)
Year
1957  
Technique
engraving with power tools printed in color 
Image Size
8 3/4 x 12" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
8/10, epreuve d'artiste 
Annotations
titled, lower right; dated after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Arches wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
JC151 
Price
$1,600.00 
Description
In the 1950s he developed an abstract picture language, in which he worked with archetypical signs and symbols and with the methods of surrealistic automatism. Since 1955 he also attended to printed graphics, which accompanied his painting. Childs used electrically powered tools to work on his plates. This way he lent velvet-like structures and a vivid, skilful line direction to his prints. 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.