La Rousse by Bernard Childs

La Rousse by Bernard Childs

La Rousse

Bernard Childs

Title

La Rousse

 
Artist

Bernard Childs

  1910 - 1985 (biography)
Year
1966  
Technique
color intaglio 
Image Size
12 9/16 x 7 1/2"  
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
8 of 15  
Annotations
titled in lower right; dated after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
sheet of cream Arches wove with deckle edge 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
JC155 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description
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.