Gargagno, 2010, digital print on Hanemuhle Fine Art paper, 40cm x 54cm, Limited edition of 50.
An original limited edition print by the artist Robert Dunt.
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A limited edition digital print of a view from a hotel in Gargagno, in Italy, where D H Lawrence stayed for a while. This digital print comes from an original pencil drawing that the artist Robert Dunt made while staying there.
Robert then scanned the pencil drawing into photoshop and coloured the picture there. So the final work is only produced physically once it is printed out.
The work has an elegant and beautiful simplicity that plays on the simple flat sections of colour and the formal beauty that is afforded to the picture by the way the tress allows the green colour to come into contact with both the violet and blue colours.
This print, and the others in the series, called the Orchid Suite, were inspired by Picasso's Vollard Suite.
In Picasso's Vollard Suite, Picasso often sets up image between an artist, his model and the work he has produced. It is as if the work the artist has made is a reflection of the model he has copied. There is a poetic strand in these works about the real and the reflection, as the artist is often seen to be gazing at both the model and the work he has produced.
Robert's Orchid Suite looks to make similar poetic comments and raise arguments about drawing and photography through contrasts.