Ed BaynardMonotype (B-2) 1981

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Ed Baynard (born 1940)
Monotype (B-2)
Date 1981
MediumMonotype on paper
Dimensionsimage: 865 x 590 mm
Acquisition Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Not on display


Ed Baynard’s highly stylized work is reminiscent of Oriental art, particularly Japanese woodblocks. His prints are unashamedly decorative, and his subject matter is largely still-lifes, mainly flowers and plants. He depicts these with a minimum of modeling and shading, his style embracing the flatness of the paper rather than aspiring to create an illusion of objects in space

Monotype (B-2) is one of eighty-one unique prints (including six diptychs) created by Baynard at the Tyler workshop in New York in 1980 (published in 1981). Kenneth Tyler first worked on the plates, blend-rolling and inking them to create a surface for Baynard to work with. Baynard then painted his images directly on a polished magnesium plates using lithographic inks mixed with solvents and varnishes. He reworked the plates after each impression was made to create each new unique print. Each of the works was printed on TGL handmade paper using a flatbed offset press. This work is signed and dated by Baynard in white pencil on the lower right edge… (read more)

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