After Degas

A work made of color carborundum etching, with green tempera wash, on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of color carborundum etching, with green tempera wash, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1990

Artist:

Howard Hodgkin
English, 1932-2017

About this artwork

English artist Howard Hodgkin’s painterly prints from the 1990s frequently reference framed artworks or windows. This print not only includes a hand-painted green tempera framing border, but its title looks back at the 19th-century French landscapes of Edgar Degas. While more abstract than Degas’s early oil paintings, they recall his groundbreaking work in pastel and monotype. Hodgkin achieved the sandy texture evident in the mountainous mass at the bottom of the image by adding a carborundum paste to the plate, rather than abrading and burnishing it. Using this technique to provide texture is similar to J. M. W. Turner’s mixed method landscapes.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Howard Hodgkin

Title

After Degas

Origin

England

Date

1990

Medium

Color carborundum etching, with green tempera wash, on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

253 × 329 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Kaye and Howard Haas

Reference Number

2013.1290

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