Framing not included
- Pigment Print
- Edition Size:
- 152.0 x 89.4 cm (59.8 x 35.2 in)
- Signed and Numbered:
- Signed and numbered
About the Artwork
Like an Old Master draftsman, Longo achieves an extremely emotional range through his use of chiaroscuro. His Photorealist drawings are based on images borrowed from the world around him, being media containing a political and social statement, or nature and mysteries.
"My drawings are like sculptures, when I draw with graphite I smudge it with my fingers, move it around physically, it's like clay. Painting is painting on the surface, covering up, where drawing is putting the picture into the paper like a photograph."
"Horsehead Nebula" is a singular portrait of emotional and physical forces, which drive the viewer to freeze in front of the beauty of nature and its ungraspable manifestations. The beautiful horsehead-like formation of clouds of gas and dust that give the Horsehead Nebula its name take center stage in this amazing image. The nebula is located about 5,000 light years from Earth and reminds the viewer of the immensity of the universe and the human being´s position in it.
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.