Mercure by Bernard Childs

Mercure by Bernard Childs

Mercure

Bernard Childs

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Title

Mercure

 
Artist

Bernard Childs

  1910 - 1985 (biography)
Year
1958  
Technique
color power engraving with embossing 
Image Size
15 5/16 x 11 11/16"  
Signature
pencil, ll 
Edition Size
"epreuve d'essai H.C." 1/1; edition 10 
Annotations
titled & dated; "epreuve d'essai H.C." 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove Rives 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
JC133 
Price
$2,300.00 
Description

An exemplary impression of the technique Bernard Childs’ developed at Atelier 17 in Paris, “Mercure” showcases the artist’s ability to coax delicate texture from the plate with the use of power tools. The word “mercure” suggests a temperamental state in which both chaos and order reside; in this engraving, the two elements exist in harmony, as plumes of oceanic colors softly envelop the whirling, staccato energy of Childs’ lines and dots. An embossed form is caught in the eye of the storm, floating, waiting to be carried to its next destination.

 
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