230 x 190 mm (H x W)
450 x 380 mm (H x W)
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These are limited edition fine art engraving prints by Michael Leunig. Not to be confused with Giclée reproductions, fine art prints are produced according to an artistic tradition and by a method dating back many centuries. An image is etched or engraved onto a copper, zinc or steel plate, it is inked and pressed onto fine art paper (300gsm Somerset rag) using a hand-operated printing press. The edges of each sheet are not cut but carefully torn, as is the tradition, to create a beautiful, slightly ragged and natural appearance. These works are numbered, titled and signed by the artist and are limited to the edition (usually of less than one hundred in number).
Fine art prints made in this way, by a great variety of artists throughout history, are held in public galleries throughout the world, as a substantial and valuable component of all significant art collections.
Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than 40 years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme. His newspaper work appears regularly in the Melbourne Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. He describes his approach as regressive, humorous, messy, mystical, primal and vaudevillian - producing work that is open to many interpretations and has been widely adapted in education, music, theatre, psychotherapy and spiritual life.
"In the artist of all kinds one can detect an inherent dilemma which belongs to the co-existence of two trends; the urgent need to communicate and the still more urgent need not to be found" - DW Winnicott