Ravana's Palace Burning by Carol Summers

Ravanas Palace Burning by Carol Summers

Ravana's Palace Burning

Carol Summers

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Title

Ravana's Palace Burning

 
Artist

Carol Summers

  1925 - 2016 (biography)
Year
1984  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
24 3/8 x 37 1/8"  
Signature
pencil signed within image, mid right 
Edition Size
96 of 125  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned within image, before signature 
Reference
Barnett 183 
Paper
fibrous laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
8609 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

Ravana is a ten-headed demon god of Hindu mythology, king of the island of Lanka and a devout follower of Shiva. He kidnapped the wife of Prince Rama, Sita, and held her prisoner in a garden in his palace on the island of Lanka. Rama would wage a battle against Ravana and Rama's companion, the god Hanuman, would burn down the palace, allowing Rama to slay the demon king and rescue Sita.

In his signature style, Carol Summers interprets this portion of the Hindu epic through a lens of vivid imagination: saturated color and large, exaggerated forms that soften as the inks are absorbed by the fibrous paper. The image is exultant and celebratory, a visual homage to triumph of good over evil.

 
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