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Not For Web | The Return

The Return is one of a series of four hauntingly enigmatic prints by Neil Woodall. The limited edition print is on display in the Keeper’s House from 15 September 2017 to 19 February 2018.
£320.00

This limited edition print is no longer available. For enquiries on other work by this artist, please contact us on 0207 300 5933

Artwork details

Dimensions 76 x 56cm
Fabric & material Aquatint
Edition 50
Medium Print

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Product story

This print was inspired by the life story of the Romanian-born Hungarian composer of contemporary classical music, György Ligeti. In December 1956, two months after the Hungarian Revolution was violently suppressed by the Soviet Army, Ligeti fled from communist Hungary to Austria with his (then ex-) wife.

Woodall uses stark contrast between extreme light and dark to highlight the plight of a lone individual obliged to leave their home in the hope of finding a better life.

The plate for this print was etched and printed by Woodall in his studio at Yorkshire ArtSpace, Sheffield.