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Print - Ceremonial Jig-Saw

Ceremonial Jig-Saw

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Feldman, Franklin (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching with aquatint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.17-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 227

Franklin Feldman has enjoyed dual careers as a lawyer and as an artist specialising in printmaking. His prints have won recognition in international exhibitions, and are in a number of public collections in the USA. His own life and experience - and his Jewish heritage and culture - are the recurrent themes of his work.

'Ceremonial Jig Saw' (1972) is one of a number of images in which Feldman has adapted a wedding photograph. The fragmentation of the image is ambiguous - does it represent the piecing together of a new family as the couple come together in marriage or does it predict (or record?) a breakdown and separation? The use of rich colours and the black lines delineating the spaces between the fragments also suggest stained glass - making of the subject something precious, and underscoring the idea of marriage as a religious ceremony.

Physical description

Portrait format print of a bride and groom; the image is repsresented as if fragmented, with black lines demarcating separate areas.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1972 (made)

Artist/maker

Feldman, Franklin (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching with aquatint

Marks and inscriptions

'A/P Ceremonial Jig-Saw'
inscribed in pencil below the image; and with signature

Dimensions

Height: 38.1 cm sheet, Width: 28.4 cm sheet, Height: 25.4 cm plate, Width: 16.5 cm plate

Descriptive line

Print,'Ceremonial Jig-Saw', portrait format print of a bride and groom, etching with aquatint by Franklin Feldman, United States, 1972.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Franklin Feldman: Selected Graphic Work 1958-2004with essays by Janis Conner and Kathy Caraccio. Indian Mountain Press, 2005. (illus. p.13)

Techniques

Etching; Aquatint

Subjects depicted

Jigsaw; Groom; Wedding; Bride

Categories

Marriage; Prints

Production Type

Artist's proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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