Oct 23, 2007

Prometheus

Prometheus

Date unknown

Pierre Roche

(French, 1855–1922)

Gypsograph

Sheet: 32.5 x 47.5 cm (12 13/16 x 18 11/16 in.); Image: 29.7 x 44.5 cm (11 11/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

Gift of Louise S. Richards 1991.254

Location

Description

Since Roche was primarily a sculptor and ceramist, he sought a more three-dimensional printmaking technique and experimented with the gypsograph, which is printed in relief. The figure of Prometheus (a Greek mythological figure punished by Zeus) appears to have been carved from the rocky outcropping behind it. At the same time, Roche created the effect of transparent water and reflection in the lower portion of the composition.

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

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