TONY SCHERMAN "LANDSCAPE" MONOPRINT, 2003
Tony Scherman (b. 1950) is one of the most collected and cherished Canadian artists.
He is renowned internationally for his work, typically executed in the highly temperamental medium of encaustic, which is a mix of beeswax and pigment.
Scherman's moody palette and sumptuous images (whether contemporary, historical or allegorical) reference a range of masters, including Goya and Manet, yet his works are visceral and contemporary. Scherman's allusions to both history, and the history of visual art, are constants in his oeuvre.
This work is a fantastic example of Scherman's signature aesthetic and a very rare depiction of an Italianate landscape. The rich texture contributes to a sumptuously moody and atmospheric natural landscape punctuated by three trees. The looming figure-like tree's in black against a background of wispy tangerine adds a dreamy, evocative effect to the work.
A rare affordable entry point for a young collector interested in Tony Scherman.
Scherman’s work can be found in nearly every public collection in Canada, as well as many international museums including LACMA (Los Angeles) and Centre Pompidou (Paris)
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Monoprint with hand-coloring
Signed and numbered 1/1 by the artist
22"H 30"W (work)
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