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Anthony Davies: Tin drum


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Essay in the publication "Tin Drum: 24 Silkscreen Prints", by Anthony Davies. Anthony Davies is one of New Zealand's foremost printmakers, and has exhibited internationally. His "Tin Drum" prints were exhibited at Ramp Gallery, Wintec, Hamilton, and Solander Gallery, Wellington.

The 24 silkscreen prints by Anthony Davies are his response to Günter Grass’s 1959 novel, "The Tin Drum". Though particular episodes from the novel are represented, Davies does not spell out, or even summarise, Grass’s narrative. Rather, he creates an equivalent, illustrating its vivid mood, its overall feeling, and drawing as much from the 1978 film adaptation as from the novel itself. He treats this source material the same as he treats his more customary New Zealand subjects; and previous forays into the medium of silkscreen have featured similarly heightened colours. However, the new works have some striking new characteristics, not least the considerable range of drawing techniques employed.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contemporary New Zealand art, printmaking
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Edward Hanfling
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2012 06:50
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:37

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