Dark Pastorale 1 by Micah Schwaberow

Dark Pastorale 1 by Micah Schwaberow

Dark Pastorale 1

Micah Schwaberow

Title

Dark Pastorale 1

 
Artist

Micah Schwaberow

  1948 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1987  
Technique
woodcut in gray inks 
Image Size
3 x 3" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right margin 
Edition Size
8 of 72  
Annotations
pencil dated and editioned; titled on the old mat 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
PR102 
Price
SOLD
Description

Known for his masterful color woodcuts rendered in a painterly fashion, Micah Schwaberow achieves equal, deft beauty using a monotone palette in “Dark Pastorale 1”. Layers of dusky grays are layered to render a nightime skyline merging with rolling hillsides, copses of cypress, and a distant mountain top crowned in a full moon seen across a sea of fog. Schwaberow unintentionally exhibits his ability to capture the intimacy found in nature’s remoteness without relying on color, expertly quilting together a narrative of peace and tranquility through the use of shape, texture, and tonality.