Translations by Portfolio

Translations by Portfolio

Translations

Portfolio

Title

Translations

 
Artist
Year
2008  
Technique
various printing mediums 
Image Size
11 x 8" paper size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
14 of 20  
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
various paper ranging from white to cream woves and thin laid 
State
published 
Publisher
Sherry Smith Bell at Blue Sky Press, Lafayette, California 
Inventory ID
SSB101 
Price
$3,500.00 
Description

Blue Sky Press's fourth portfolio addresses the reproductive print from the perspective of the 21st century. The eleven selected artists expand the sources of interpretation to include sculpture, drawing, and painting. The artists were asked to translate their choice of work, staying true to the original but to approach the work with a contemporary eye.

The main purpose of reproductive engraving was to transcribe a painted image as truly as possible. In the 18th century, new collectors emerged from the middle class. Unable to afford an original painting or a rare print, they were drawn to the affordability of reproductive engravings. In the earliest years of reproductive engraving, the images were faithful translations of a source work. With time, collectors viewed an image more as a representation of the original source work than a true copy. Given free reign for this project, the Translations artists created unique interpretations, yet retain the intent of the original work.

Artists included in this portfolio are Sherry Smith Bell, Jean Burg, Ann Chernow, Eduardo Fausti, Xenia Fedorchenko, Stephen A. Fredericks, Mitchell Friedman, Yuji Hiratsuka, Alan J. Larkin, Dan Miller, and James Reed.