Le Reve d'Hiver (The Winter Dream) - aka: Untitled 4 by Tetsuo Araki

Le Reve dHiver (The Winter Dream) - aka: Untitled 4 by Tetsuo Araki

Le Reve d'Hiver (The Winter Dream) - aka: Untitled 4

Tetsuo Araki

Title

Le Reve d'Hiver (The Winter Dream) - aka: Untitled 4

 
Artist

Tetsuo Araki

  1937 - 1984 (biography)
Year
1971  
Technique
color aquatint with etching 
Image Size
23 x 18" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
A/P (artist's proof) outside the published edtion of 120 
Annotations
pencil editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
Arches 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
1037 
Price
$450.00 
Description

Tokyo born Tetsuo Araki learned color intaglio printmaking in Paris with experimental printmaker Johnny Friedlaender. In this abstracted color composition he uses aquatint to achieve the deep blacks of the chasm and rich colors of the the checkerboard pattern.

The light areas of the top and bottom are done created using a light aquatint which is scraped back and lightly etched lines are added. The white "string" connecting the two sides also appears to have been scraped away.

Tetsuo Araki died in Paris at the young age of 47.