Bullock Cart, Burgos
© Estate of James Craig Annan

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Bullock Cart, Burgos 1913
  • Scottish Art
In 1913, Annan travelled to Spain, accompanied by the painter and etcher, William Strang. The composition of 'Bullock Cart, Burgos' combines a strength and pride with the simplicity of the subject. The bullocks appear monumental against the low-lit background and the contrast between dark and light creates a sense of delicate movement. This melancholic image evokes D.Y. Cameron's comment on Annan's work, as 'reticent, reserved, weird and tenderly beautiful.'

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Composition

The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

Etching

A form of printmaking in which a metal plate is covered with a substance called a 'ground', usually wax, into which an image is drawn with a needle. Acid is applied, eroding the areas of the plate exposed but not the areas covered by wax. The action of the acid creates lines in the metal plate that hold the ink from which a print is made when the plate is pressed against paper under pressure.

Composition, Etching

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 45.33
  • Medium Photogravure
  • Size 14.30 x 17.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1994