Three Chairs by Elizabeth Quandt

Three Chairs by Elizabeth Quandt

Three Chairs

Elizabeth Quandt

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Title

Three Chairs

 
Artist
Year
c. 1970  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
14 3/4 x 12 3/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil lower right 
Edition Size
A/P 
Annotations
titled 
Reference
 
Paper
Rives BFK 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
EQ1262 
Price
$450.00 
Description

Three wooden chairs with caned seats are positioned at the edge of a porch, a softly cloudy abyss seen just beyond as if to suggest heaven or some other celestial plane. The chairs are casually haphazard, as if set there by some god after hosting a dinner party, too tired to stack them neatly. As with much of Elizabeth Quandt’s work, an unasked question is at play in this image that borders - but does not entirely fall into the category of - surrealism.

At Quandt’s most prolific period she had mastered the complexities of intaglio printmaking, allowing for the translation of complex ideas onto the sheet with an elegant, understated hand. Her style is rooted in classical techniques, but her compositions tell a complex and subtle narrative, personal yet still allowing for the viewer to interpret without interruption. “Three Chairs” could as easily be interpreted as an analogy as it is a simple, unfettered expression of mood.

 
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