Carel Visser

[title not known]

1979

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Carel Visser 1928–2015
Part of
Untitled
Medium
Woodcut on paper
Dimensions
Image: 622 x 933 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1981
Reference
P07442

Catalogue entry

P07442 [from] UNTITLED 1979 [P07435-P07442; complete]

Each inscribed ‘Carel Visser 1979’ bottom centre and ‘5–20’
Eight woodcuts, printed at The Printshop, Amsterdam and published by Art & Project, Amsterdam with de Vries and Roeloff Gallery, Rotterdam, each approx. 24 1/2×36 3/4 (62.2×93.4)
Purchased from Nigel Greenwood (Grant-in-Aid) 1980

Wood block impressions in yellow or pale buff on very fine Japanese paper. Six are composed of bars or rectangles and two are composed of lines of small round block impressions. One of the concerns evident in Visser's sculpture - the combination of fragility with solid strength - is expressed graphically by the heavy grain of the wood against the paper surface.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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