Kazimierz Makowski

Defence of the Environment


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Kazimierz Makowski born 1951
Original title
Ochrona Srodowiska
Lithograph on paper
Image: 483 × 755 mm
Presented by Professor Akumal Ramachander 1985

Catalogue entry

Kazimierz Makowski born 1951

P11085 Defence of the Environment 1983

Lithograph 483 x 755 (19 x 29 3/4) on paper 614 x 864 (24 3/8 x 34); printer unknown, publisher unknown; edition of 23
Inscribed '2CYKLU "OCHRONA SRODOWISKA" WYCI ...' below image b.l. 'K. Makowski 83' below image b.r., and 'Litografia 5/23' below image bottom centre
Presented by Professor Akumal Ramachander 1985

The entire sheet is covered by a mass of short, even lines. The four edges of the sheet contain two bands of design. The inner band is made up of a criss-cross mesh of lines. The outer rim is punctuated in black squares and single lettering, irregular in size. As the bottom right of the image is a small emblem; a sphere within a scroll. At the top right of the image, the mass of detail has been stripped away to leave a lighter area. This spoiling of the mass of lines, similar to a tear, continues across the outer bands of the image.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, p.412

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