Boboli Triad by Kathryn Metz

Boboli Triad by Kathryn Metz

Boboli Triad

Kathryn Metz

Title

Boboli Triad

 
Artist

Kathryn Metz

  1932 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1986  
Technique
3-plate color intaglio, soft-ground and aquatint 
Image Size
8 13/16 x 11 11/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 10  
Annotations
pencil titled, lower center and editioned lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
warm white BFK Rives watermarked wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
KM128 
Price
$325.00 
Description

Printmaker-teacher Kathryn (Kay) Metz was able to work both with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris learning intaglio and with master lithography printer Robert Blackburn in New York. The connections to these two collaborative print studios manifest themselves in her work in her abstract imagery, use of color and technical mastery of the plate.

Because of her long teaching career Kay Metz has not been involved in creating work for the market and her editions tend to be very small, if the work is even editioned.

"Boboli Triad" uses the intaglio techniques of soft-ground etching and aquatint, done using three plates. The overlapping of color inks create others and the image comes alive with color.

Metz did a series of prints in different media inspired by the gardens of Boboli, a park in Florence, Italy that covers 111 acres. It is located behind the Pitti Palace and was created in the 16th century.