Composition, 1968, etching & aquatint, 30x22.4" (76x57cm), edition 70, hand-signed in English and numbered in pencil.
Print is in excellent condition and is unframed. The work appears in the book Mordecai Ardon by Michele Vishny, published by Harry N. Abrams, New York, plate 178.
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Mordecai Ardon (1896-1992) was born in 1896 in the small Polish village of Tuchow. After World War First he left for Paris and like many Russian and Polish artists only got as far as Berlin where he enrolled to a preparatory Bauhaus class. He found a small room in the house of the older Paul Klee, who became a friend to young Ardon. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, he immigrated to Israel. In leaving Europe he not only lost the stimulating human contacts but also the inspiring museums and exhibitions. In addition, the landscape was different, the sky had a blinding light and the sunsets were overwhelmingly colorful.
Composition is a striking etching-aquatint print that we are offering at our store for the first time. The print comprises of abstract images and vibrant colors that demonstrate the imaginary and rich world of Ardon. It is based on an oil on canvas painting that Ardon made in 1968 and appears in his catalogue. This painting participated in the extensive retrospective of Moredecai Ardon that took place at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art last year.
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