Roser Bru, a Catalan painter living in Chile, is known for her eclectic approach to image-making, often incorporating found images, stamps, and collage elements, as seen in this group of engravings and etchings from the 1968 series Diez Grabados Originales (Ten Original Engravings). These works emerge from the patriarchal Judeo-Christian narrative of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the biblical Garden of Eden, the “fall of man” traditionally interpreted as beginning with a woman’s original sin. The way Bru imagines the story, both genders are subject to fragmentation, but the bodies of women and girls are the most studied and deconstructed, in a reference to their social status as dictated by Catholic traditions.
Engraving and etching with ink stamp added
Sheet: 20 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (51.1 x 34.9 cm)
Image: 19 3/8 x 12 1/4 in. (49.2 x 31.1 cm) (show scale)
Signed, "Roser Bru" lower right in graphite
Title lower left in graphite
This item is not on view
Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
© artist or artist's estate
Copyright for this work may be controlled by the artist, the artist's estate, or other rights holders. A more detailed analysis of its rights history may, however, place it in the public domain.
The Museum does not warrant that the use of this work will not infringe on the rights of third parties. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of protected items beyond that allowed by "fair use," as such term is understood under the United States Copyright Act.
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Roser Bru (Chilean, born Spain, 1923). Desquiciados, ca. 1968. Engraving and etching with ink stamp added, Sheet: 20 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (51.1 x 34.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 68.228.5. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.68.228.5.jpg)
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.