Bride and groom
I know that oil painters will often make preparatory drawings, usually in black on white. As someone making black and white prints, I’m always interested in the possibility of reversing the process. This print is based on an oil painting by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) made in 1915/16, of the same title. I love those old style clothes and the couple standing side by side, savouring the moment. Modigliani is one of my favourite artists: his flat, bold, loving, poetical and intuitive way of painting is out of this world.
This print is pulled from an engraving cut from a sheet of rubber, a variation of letterpress. After removal of areas that are to be left as white paper, the rubber sheet is then rolled up with ink and pressed to paper, producing the print. The technique does not accommodate reprinting, the edition is forever fixed at 6 copies.
This print will fit straight into a 10x12 inch frame (255x305mm).
Black oil based printing ink, Hahnemuhle etching paper 300gsm