Friday, February 16, 2007

Art Blogging: Sybil Andrews

Back when I was actually producing art instead of just talking about it, my favorite medium was the linocut. That's carving an image into a block of wood-mounted linoleum and making prints from it. The medium emphasizes the heavy, angular lines and sharp tonal contrasts that suit my Art Deco tastes. So I decided to have a look at what other artists have done with that medium. Sybil Andrews (1898-1992) was a British-born Canadian printmaker who largely composed linocuts. She studied under Claude Flight, a British linocut artist and futurist. Andrews' works emphasize the rapid motion and energy of the modern age.
Storm (1935). This violently swirling landscape reminded me of Andrew's contemporary in America, Thomas Hart Benton.

Water Jump (1931).

The Dive (1994).


revabi said...

Uh and just why are you not still producing art?

John said...

A lack of time, money, and talent. Mostly the first two.

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