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Print - Epithelium

Epithelium

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    UK (printed and published)

  • Date:

    2006 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morrison, Paul, born 1966 (artist)
    Paragon Press (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.474-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 13

This print is characteristic of Morrison's practice as a painter: he makes outsized black and white linear images of plants, often copied from or inspired by earlier printed sources such as woodcut herbals. Here the layers of imagery - a knight on horseback seen through a screen of plants and lines - echo the layers of meaning and reference. There are direct references to the work of earlier printmakers - notably Durer in the horse and the body of the rider - and Rembrandt (the face of the rider is copied from a Rembrandt self-portrait). This layering explains the title: epithelium is the scientific name for the layering of meshes of cells in plants and bodies which form their outer structures.

Physical description

Screenprint on paperdepicting a portrait of Rembrandt in middle age, riding a horse amidst pine trees. The images are layered to produce a complex series of lines reflecting the meaning of the title, epithelium.

Place of Origin

UK (printed and published)

Date

2006 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Morrison, Paul, born 1966 (artist)
Paragon Press (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Dimensions

Height: 131.7 cm, Width: 99.7 cm

Descriptive line

Epithelium by Paul Morrison; screenprint; 2006

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Screenprinting

Subjects depicted

Horse; Knight; Plants

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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