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Print - Great Works of Art

Great Works of Art

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (printed and published)

  • Date:

    2004 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carvalho, Antonio Claudio (artist)
    Goussey, Roel (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprints on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.1378:1 to 14-2010

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 246 []

Antonio Claudio Carvalho (born Brazil; lives UK) is best known as a painter and a poet, but is increasingly focused on printmaking - particularly screen printing, often with hand-made additions. His bold colourful work often amalgamates text and image, or as in the series of prints Great Works of Art, the text becomes the image. This portfolio and its sequel More Great Works of Art (see E.1379:1 to 14-2010) offer a playful yet serious commentary on the work and reputation of artists, writers and musicians as various as Stravinsky, Rimbaud, De Kooning, Louise Bourgeois and Damien Hirst. Each sequence is best seen and understood when displayed in a grid sequence for the placing of the text/image in each piece is intended to play off the others producing an effect of rhythmic shifts and balances. Great Works of Art is dominated by text printed in black on white; the sequel introduces colourful motifs derived from the work of the named artists yet with an added element of playful pastiche.

Physical description

Folded paper portfolio with title screenprinted on the front, containing a titlepage and 12 screenprints.

Place of Origin

Belgium (printed and published)


2004 (printed and published)


Carvalho, Antonio Claudio (artist)
Goussey, Roel (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprints on paper


Height: 50.5 cm folded to, Width: 35.5 cm folded to

Descriptive line

Portfolio, with 12 screenprints, 'Great Works of Art', Antonio Claudio Carvalho, Belgium, 2004.

Production Note

Printed and published at the Frans Masreel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium




Screen printed

Subjects depicted

Art; Music; Poetry




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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