Breakthrough by Edmond Casarella

Breakthrough by Edmond Casarella

Breakthrough

Edmond Casarella

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Title

Breakthrough

 
Artist
Year
1960  
Technique
color paper relief print 
Image Size
17 5/8 x 20" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
11/11 in this state 
Annotations
titled, lower center; dated, lower left margin 
Reference
 
Paper
soft cream laid Amalfi watermarked 
State
published, i/ii 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
NC217 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

"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 hyphenated title adds a nuance to the variations.

Casarella was an early practitioner of the Paper Relief print, such as this composition, starting in 1949. Using shapes cut from chipboard and illustration board he built up the surface of a plate, which was printed by hand as a relief.

By peeling, sanding, scraping and carving the cardboard elements he is able to achieve a composition that looks both spontaneous and gestural.

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.

 

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