Breakthrough by Edmond Casarella

Breakthrough by Edmond Casarella

Breakthrough

Edmond Casarella

Title

Breakthrough

 
Artist
Year
1960  
Technique
color paper relief print 
Image Size
17 5/8 x 20" image 
Signature
pencil, lr 
Edition Size
11 of 11  
Annotations
titled, lc & dated, ll 
Reference
 
Paper
soft cream laid Amalfi watermarked 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
NC217 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description

Edmond Casarella made his first color paper relief print about 1949 and he continued to experiment with this medium throughout his printmaking career.

"Breakthrough", an explosion captured on paper, was printed in at least two color variations. This impression was printed in an edition of 11 on a soft, cream Amalfi paper, using a white background. Another variation titled "Break-through" was printed on black paper with a blue background, done in an edition of 4. The added space in the title adds a nuance to the variations.

Edmond Casarella was an early practitioner of the Paper Relief print, like this. Using shapes cut from chipboard and illustration board he built up the surface of a plate, which was printed by hand. A description of this technique can be found on page 154 of "The Stamp of Impulse - Abstract Expressionist Prints" by David Acton, Worcester Museum, 2001.