America La France Variations III, 1984


Lithograph and collage

45.75 x 29.00 in

116.2 x 73.7 cm

Edition of 70

This work is signed by the artist.

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45.75 x 29.00 in

116.2 x 73.7 cm

Edition of 70


    About The Work

    In this dynamic print, Motherwell revels in the importance and beauty of collage in his approach to printmaking. Substituting heavy brush strokes for layers of ripped paper contrasted with more lines of color that appear to be created with a thick oil crayon, Motherwell creates an enigmatic and uplifting image through fragmentation and juxtaposition. 

    Many art fans think of Motherwell and his heavy calligraphic/spilled ink forms of black. During the 1970's and especially the 80's, Motherwell embraced a lighter palette. The "America-France Variations" are emblematic of his light touch and interest in brighter hues, such as marigold yellow, pale sand and sky blue - well represented here. This particular print from the series has the lightest background and the most use of the hand-made sky blue torn paper. 

    Like the best of Motherwell's prints this work was created with heavily textured handmade papers. The sky blue paper elements are similarly hand-made at Tyler Graphics Ltd. and collaged onto the sheet with naturally deckled edges.

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