Alex Katz

Maine Woods

Alex Katz

Maine Woods

Price: $2,500.00

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Details

Technique:
Woodcut
Year:
2013
Edition Size:
40
Dimensions:
74.5 x 98.5 cm (29.3 x 38.7 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

While Katz is primarily known for his portraiture, nature is the subject that the artist has been painting consistently since the early 1950s. The views of the Maine represent the area of Katz's summer residence, landscapes of Maine are among the most famous works done by the artist.

"Oh, it’s art, it’s art, it’s not nature. I think nature’s just a vehicle for art."

Alex Katz

The vocabulary of Katz’s landscapes is fairly simple. In Maine Woods the imagery is reduced to the black and white patches that form the contrasting shapes of wood, ground and the sky. The woodcut technique emphasizes the texture of the print contributing to the atmosphere of nature.

About the Artist

Weng Contemporary Katz Artists Signature Shot

Alex Katz (born 1927, New York, USA) is the outstanding protagonist of figurative painting, and one of the most influential international artists. During 1980s Alex Katz was considered to be one of the founders of the Pop Art movement, nevertheless he pursued developing his own independant style.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Woodcut

Woodcut (also known as xylography) is the oldest system of engraving, and refers to engravings made on wood.