- Karl-Otto Götz born 1914
- Original title
- Relief print on paper
- Image: 400 x 560 mm
- Presented by William Gear 1988
The Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh, which relates the exploits of a mythical hero, was inscribed on clay tablets dating from around 2,000 BC. Götz may have been drawn to this ancient myth as a source of archetypal imagery that pre-dates the tradition of western rationalism. In preparing the print, Götz used gloss paint to build up the outlines of the figures on the etching plate. When printing the sheet by hand, he pressed the ink between the ridges caused by these raised outlines
Gallery label, September 2004
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