Bill Woodrow
[title page] 1994

Artwork details

Artist
Bill Woodrow born 1948
Title
[title page]
Date 1994
Medium Linocut on paper
Dimensions Image: 382 x 361 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1994
Reference
P77703
Not on display

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This series of prints was inspired by The Periodic Table, a book by Italian author Primo Levi. Each chapter of the book relates one of the chemical elements to an episode in Levi's life, interweaving his training as a chemist with his experiences in Fascist Italy and imprisonment in Auschwitz. Woodrow admired this clarity of structure and the fact that Levi linked chemistry to life in a way that his own education had failed to. Each print relates to one of Levi's chapters, referring obliquely to incidents or images in the text.

August 2004

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