Carillon Tower by Gustave Baumann

Carillon Tower by Gustave Baumann

Carillon Tower

Gustave Baumann

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Title

Carillon Tower

 
Artist
Year
1948  
Technique
color woodcut with aluminum leaf 
Image Size
10 5/8 x 9 1/2" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
I 14-125 48 
Annotations
titled, lower left; dated after the edition number 
Reference
Chamberlain 171; GB133 
Paper
cream Ansbach wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
AB769 
Price
$6,000.00 
Description

Baumann's sense of graphic composition and appreciation for architectural detail comes through in this depiction of a carillon tower, '...a masterpiece of depth and volume' despite its relative simplicity. (Chamberlain, p. 728)

'The sketch for "Carillon Tower" was drawn in July, 1947 during a visit to Princeton University in New Jersey. A marionette maker, Baumann would have been fascinated with the correlation between the ropes and levers controlling the carillon and the strings and wires animating his marionettes.'

This carillon is situated in the Cleveland Tower at Princeton. From their website: "Considered the largest musical instrument in the world, a carillon consists of a series of at least 23 tuned bells, played from a keyboard that allows expressiveness through variation in touch, and on which the player, or carillonneur, can play a broad range of music—from arrangements of popular and classical music to original compositions created just for the carillon."

 
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