[Untitled] Web #3
Vija Celmins derives many of her images from photographs and is particularly interested in translating three-dimensional scenes to two-dimensional surfaces. Internationally known for her intensely realistic renditions of natural environments, the artist here also conveys a sense of abstraction and illusion. Celmins recently turned her attention to spiderwebs after making images of bodies of water, skies, and sandy deserts for many years. “Maybe I identify with the spider,” she once stated. “I’m the kind of person who works on something forever and then works on the same image again the next day.”
One color aquatint/drypoint
Sheet: 20 1/8 x 24 3/16 in. (51.1 x 61.4 cm)
Image: 15 x 19 in. (38.1 x 48.3 cm) (show scale)
Embossed lower right with Gemini chop
Signed and dated lower right in graphite: "V. Celmins '02"
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Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. Babbott, Jr., by exchange
© Vija Celmins
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Vija Celmins (American and Latvian, born 1938). [Untitled] Web #3, 2002. One color aquatint/drypoint, Sheet: 20 1/8 x 24 3/16 in. (51.1 x 61.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. Babbott, Jr., by exchange, 2003.35. © Vija Celmins
overall, 2003.35.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2003
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