Artist/Designer: Robert Kipniss
b. 1931, Brooklyn, New York
Title: Leaning Flowers
Medium: Color lithography
: Image: 7"h x 5", Paper: 11" x 9", 14" X 12" Offered unframed. (Please contact us
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Details: Hand-signed in pencil Kipniss on right side under image, and trial proof on left side under image.
Notes from the Archive: Lithography is as much an art as a craft. Robert Kipniss uses lithography in its simplest form, as it originated in 1798. He draws directly on the Bavarian limestone with a type of grease crayon, the image is then etched by the lithographer and hand cranked through a cast iron press for each color. Once the edition is complete the drawing is ground off the stone and reused.
Kipniss’s images are of imagined landscapes and interiors with a universal quality: at once subtle and intense, stark yet moody, dreamlike and realistic. His prints evoke half conscious feelings of having personally experienced this exact moment in time.
Leaning Flowers is both a landscape and an interior, with the vase of flowers layered over the view through the window. The rectilinear chair acts as an anchor at the edge of the window, while the hillside beyond and the sloping roof on the building add diagonal elements to the modern composition. The soft harmonious hues create a quiet comtemplative mood, indicative of Kipniss' mastery of the medium.
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