ARTIST ROOMS

Vija CelminsDecember 1984 1985

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Artist
Vija Celmins (born 1938)
Title
December 1984
Date 1985
MediumMezzotint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 407 x 388 mm
Collection
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00468
Not on display

Online caption

Celmins's intense monochromatic images of the night sky, based on photographs, focus on small and individual marks in the context of vastness. The images seem fragile because they record a specific human glimpse through a telescope or camera which is ephemeral and frozen in time. Celmins's serial exploration of her subjects, including the night sky, allows the artist to exploit the distinct characteristics of the variety of media she uses.

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