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Prints - Argentière Glacier, Colour Observation, March 2010
  • Argentière Glacier, Colour Observation, March 2010
    Jackson, Elizabeth
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Argentière Glacier, Colour Observation, March 2010

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    2010 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jackson, Elizabeth (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.288:1 to 30-2011

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 217 []

The printmaker and book artist Elizabeth Jackson has made a number of projects which focus on colour. This suite of screenprints was inspired by daily observations of the Argentière glacier and is one of a series of works that explore the suspension of colour on a printed surface. This research investigates the possibilities of colour depth, intensity and mass in print. Comprising a series of colour studies of 'Glacial Blue', these intricately layered screenprints continue Jackson's impressive body of research on transient colours in nature and analysis of colour depth and mass. The artist's Glacier Project, which records daily observation of the Argentière Glacier in the French Alps, reveals the 'poetry that science sometimes filters out in the pursuit of objective discourse'." (Quote from Printmaking Today', Autumn issue, 2010).

Physical description

A suite of 27 screenprints each printed with a central oblong of colour, in varying shades of blue; with a black and white photograph of a glacier and a printed sheet of observation notes.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


2010 (made)


Jackson, Elizabeth (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Each sheet stamped with the mark of Atelier Jackson


Height: 29.8 cm, Width: 21 cm

Descriptive line

Suite of 27 screenprints, with black and white photograph and printed sheet of observation notes, 'Argentière Glacier, Colour Observation, March 2010', Elizabeth Jackson, UK, 2010.

Subjects depicted

Light; Colour




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