n De Arte - People, prints and process - 25 years at Caversham : Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, 14 October - 4 December 2010 : views and (re)views

Volume 2011, Issue 83
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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From the rich black background of a lithograph emerges the distinctive form of a bull. But this is no ordinary bull. Pearl-like in its colouration, it materialises from the rest of the print with overwhelming purity and the kind of muscular tactility that only a hand-pulled print can bring. It is a modestly sized work, made by Paul Emsley in 1994; the fineness of its articulation and the flawlessness of its technical proficiency render it iconic and set the tone of sheer excellence for this exhibition of traditional prints.

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