Stanley William Hayter – a video from Baltimore

The Baltimore Museum of Art has started a video series of their curators spotlighting their favorite works of art in the collection. Each video is around 5 minutes long. This one features an etching by Stanley William Hayter, a leading figure in 20th century European and American printmaking.

Hayter explored automatic drawing and surrealist techniques in composing his prints. In “Untitled (no. 6 from The Apocalypse)”, 193, he overlays a drawing of a hand onto an image of the void inside a clinched fist. He creates the image of the hand  using engraving to gouge a heavy curving line. He represents the void inside a fist as a solid form, rendered in drypoint. Enjoy!

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