Romulus and Remus – (Only available as part of a set) (ed. of 30)

Birth of a Nation comprises of a suite of ten etchings using imagery that is adapted from classical mythology to a South African context of visuality. The series is characterised by a copper matrix drawn using a drypoint needle and a variety of roulette tools to build up an immensely detailed surface. Each of the ten etchings have an edition size of 30. Prints are only available as part of a set.

Romulus and Remus is part of a suite of ten etchings titled Birth of a Nation. The imagery is ambivalent in that it adapts classical mythology to a South African context of visuality, this case the suckling wolf of traditional mythology is replaced by a hyena. The negative areas behind the figures and the hyena were given a grey tone by introducing a slightly etched rosin aquatint.

 
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Romulus and Remus - (Only available as part of a set) (ed. of 30)

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Edition Size:
30

Image Height:
47.4 cm

Image Width:
36.5 cm

Sheet Height:
37.2 cm

Sheet Width:
47.4 cm

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Available

Framing:
Unframed

Artwork Reference:
1338

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