AQUARIUS - THE MAN
carved and painted linoleum
5.25 ins x 7 ins; 13.3 cms x 17.8 cms
As a medium, Brandtner notes, "linoleum calls up ideas that lead us away from pure representation and towards the abstract . . . The desire of a few creative artists to experiment with this material has let them find in carved linoleum a new and excellent medium for direct expression. As a result, low-relief carvings of great beauty in design and texture have been produced.”
Fritz Brandtner, “Linoleum Carving,” Canadian Art, Vol. 6, no. 4 (Summer 1949).
Private Collection, Los Angeles