Painter, sculptor, and master printmaker, the British-born Alun Leach-Jones is considered as one of the foremost representatives of Australian abstraction. Having absorbed a variety of influences as diverse as Early Modernism, Russian Constructivism, and Pop Art, Leach-Jones had developed a uniquely inimitable iconographic language where the primordial swarms of anthropomorphic silhouettes provide an unending source of inspiration for ongoing artistic explorations.
In spite of the seeming compositional complexity and saturated colour palette, Leach-Jones’s paintings are distinguished by an inner rhythm and the judicious balance of shapes and pigments. The evolution of Leach-Jones’s pictorial language is amply reflected in his prints.
The linocut comes from the Lupercalia Suite, the title of which refers to the Roman pagan purification festival. The name of the festival derives from the Lupercal Cave in Rome, the site where the mythical she-wolf (lupa being Latin for she-wolf) suckled the twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, and where festival rites took place. The main ritual, known in Latin as Februa, gave name to the month of February during which the festival was held.
This work is a wonderful find for budding art buyers, seasoned connoisseurs of graphic arts, and dedicated collectors of modern and contemporary abstract art movements.
Alun LEACH-JONES (1937 - 2017)
'Untitled, from Lupercalia Suite' 1983
linocut on paper, 30 x 23.5 cm
Edition of 2
Signed: Signed and numbered in margin in pencil below image: P/P 2/2 A LEACH JONES
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© The Artist or Assignee
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