Relic IX

Drawing
2005 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Paul Rosenbloom teaches in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Gloucestershire. He is interested in embedded forms, particularly fossils, and has made a particular study of graptolites, the fossil remains of extinct zooplankton. Some of Rosenbloom's recent drawings have been inspired by the Natural History Museum's collection of graptolites. He is also inspired by the Aboriginal rock art of Australia, in which drawings are made over the top of faint and fragmentary existing images. The marks on this drawing, some strong and others faint, create the impression of a similar palimpsest.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Charcoal
Brief Description
'Relic IX', abstract drawing by Paul Rosenbloom, 2005
Physical Description
Abstract design
Dimensions
  • Height: 37cm
  • Width: 28.4cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Paul Rosenbloom '05' (Signed and dated in pencil bottom right)
Object history
This drawing is part of the '40 Artists - 40 Drawings' series acquired as a group in 2007
Summary
Paul Rosenbloom teaches in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Gloucestershire. He is interested in embedded forms, particularly fossils, and has made a particular study of graptolites, the fossil remains of extinct zooplankton. Some of Rosenbloom's recent drawings have been inspired by the Natural History Museum's collection of graptolites. He is also inspired by the Aboriginal rock art of Australia, in which drawings are made over the top of faint and fragmentary existing images. The marks on this drawing, some strong and others faint, create the impression of a similar palimpsest.
Collection
Accession Number
E.2591-2007

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record createdJuly 12, 2007
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