Forest of Doxa
Forest of Doxa
Framing not included
- Pigment Print
- Edition Size:
- 93.4 x 151.7 cm (36.7 x 59.7 in)
- Signed and numbered
About the Artwork
Longo’s epic narrative strength comes from his transformation of the intimate practice of drawing into the monumental scale of painting, elevating the medium to a scale never seen before. He achieves an extremely emotional range through his use of chiaroscuro, harnessing light and dark as primary material.
" I was able to do whatever I wanted material-wise and medium-wise.”
This forest alludes to mystery and emotions that come from nature in itself, without the presence of the human being. The evergreen forest surrounding the lake of Doxa, in western Corinthia, Greece, is represented as immerse in a mythological and mystical atmosphere thanks to the used of chiaroscuro, in which Longo is a great master.
About the Artist
Robert Longo (born 1953, in Brooklyn, New York) had a childhood fascination with mass media: movies, television, magazines and comic books, which continue to deeply influence his art. One of the quintessential artists of the 1980s, Longo is perhaps best known for the writhing, dancing figures in his iconic Men in the Cities series.
About the printing Technique
The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigments can be either on a mineral basis or they can be an artificial product. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing.