Paroles d'ogres IV 21/40 by Francine Simonin

Year
1997
Medium
Lithography and Drypoint
Size
36 × 25 inches
91.44 × 63.5 cm
$850
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About the Work

The litho begins with a blood red organic spill overlaid with two shapes in charcoal. Superimposed on the whole are printed thin black calligraphic drypoint lines that may suggest written musical notes. The work is playfully titled "lyrics of ogres." Ogres are monstrous hominid creatures in myth and folk stories that are predisposed to consume humans. A famous example of the Cyclops Polyphemus from Homer's The Odyssey. Simonin's intersects the title and forms of this print playfully as if imagining what the ogres might be moved to sing about. Francine Simonin has worked extensively on paper -- printmaking and collage -- but also canvas during her long, successful career that began in the 1950s.