The Infernal Method, by Norman Ackroyd RA (framed)
by Norman Ackroyd RA
|Artist||Norman Ackroyd RA|
|Dimensions||34 x 45cm|
|Fabric & material||Etching|
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One of only a handful of works by Ackroyd which incorporate text, this piece pays homage to the artist and poet William Blake (1757–1827) whose work is a great inspiration to Ackroyd. The quote is taken from a passage in Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, a book of prose and illustrations which was printed from etched plates from 1790–93.
In Ackroyd’s words, ‘William Blake is firmly in the great tradition of artists such as Rembrandt, Goya and Picasso, and others who became compulsively fascinated by the limitless possibilities of acid and copper. Blake, like the aforementioned extended the process into new fields with great production of books such as the The Marriage of Heaven and Hell and Songs of Innocence and of Experience.
About Norman Ackroyd RA
Norman Ackroyd RA studied at Leeds College of Art from 1956 to 1961 and London’s Royal College of Art from 1961 to 1964.
He’s enjoyed solo exhibitions at galleries including Anderson O’Day Fine Art, London; Aitken Dott, Edinburgh; Jersey Arts Centre; Compass Gallery, Glasgow; National Museum of Art, Santiago; Jan Turner, Los Angeles; Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, and the Mickleson Gallery,... Go to artist page