Tyger Tyger by Martin Barooshian

Tyger Tyger by Martin Barooshian

Tyger Tyger

Martin Barooshian

Title

Tyger Tyger

 
Artist

Martin Barooshian

  1929 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1955  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
12 1/8 x 18" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
unnumbered, from an edition of 18 
Annotations
pencil titled 
Reference
Russo 99 
Paper
Japanese Hosho 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
MAB102 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description

This colorful and whimsical color woodcut by Martin Barooshian, done in 1959, shows the influence of the Surrealists and his personal interest in the work of Arshile Gorky and William Blake. In 1956, Barooshian was in Paris, where he studied printmaking at Atelier 17 with S.W. Hayter.

"Tyger, Tyger" was a subject Barooshian returned to over and over, in different media. He explored his responses to William Blake's 1794 poem of the same title, the first verse of which reads:

Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?