Graeme Peebles 'Get out of the bath, Proust!'

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Paying homage to the Old Masters, Graeme Peebles’s mezzotints reinterpret the genre of still life through a dark, surrealist prism. The overall richness of detail, the contrasting chiaroscuro and impenetrable blackness of the backgrounds demonstrate the artist's mastery over mezzotints - a notoriously
difficult, complex and laborious printmaking technique. Indeed, Peebles has earnt international acclaim for this work in the field.

'Get out the bath, Proust!' is a spellbinding image. It exemplifies great restraint, existing only as a serious of strange objects, dwarfed by a velveteen backdrop. Chess pieces, sliced peach, peas and other homely apparatus are rendered mysterious, bewitching, symbolic.

Peebles's mezzotints are a desirable -- and dramatic -- addition to the collections of emerging and established connoisseurs of graphics alike.
 

Graeme PEEBLES (1955 - )
'Get out of the bath, Proust!' 1989
mezzotint on paper
Edition of 60
Image Size: 59 x 85 cm
Dimensions: 80 x 108 cm
Signed: Editioned, titled, signed and dated lower margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
 
Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.

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