About this artwork

For this work and ‘Scorpio I’, Barns-Graham used the sugar-lift technique to recreate the brush marks from her renowned paintings. The image is painted onto the plate using a water-soluble sugar solution which is then dissolved in boiling water to reveal the brush marks before the plate is immersed in acid. Aquatint is then laid on the plate and the acid bites into the marks made by the artist.

Updated before 2020

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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham