Venetian Filigree

Venetian Filigree

1931

John Taylor Arms

(American, 1887-1953)

Etching

Lawrence Hitchcock Fund 1977.185

Catalogue raisonné: Fletcher, 235

Description

The Ca’ d’Oro, or Golden House, is famous for the intricate and delicate tracery which was originally gilded. Arms delineated the façade with masterful precision, creating an extraordinary breadth of tone through linework alone. The palazzo’s rich repetitive pattern and cursive design is emphasized and the building occupies almost the entire space, flattening the scene. The narrow foreground, filled with a meticulously detailed reflection of the palazzo, reinforces the two-dimensionality of the composition.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Etching

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