A series of six constructions based on Xenolith shapes and intersecting mineral veins found in rocks in the far west of Cornwall.
The title derives from an advert I discovered in a Victorian journal of fine arts referring to an 1841 exhibition of "Pictures in the The New Art of Ectemnogrophy" A period guide to the attractions of London also refers to the works being "representations by means of colour...material and modifications of light, being neither painting nor sculpture and yet both" The word Ectemenography is derived from the Greek Ektemnō meaning to cut out and Graphḗ meaning drawing or painting. I like the idea that some one was producing cut out works of art one hundred years before Matisse.
Each Temnograph is signed and dated on the front and hand titled on the rear.Mixed Media
507mm x 237mm (19.9 x 9.3in) Framed
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