Vija Celmins

Night Sky 3

About this artwork

Celmins's intense monochromatic images of the night sky, based on photographs, focus on small and individual marks in the context of vastness. The images seem fragile because they record a specific human glimpse through a telescope or camera which is ephemeral and frozen in time. Celmins's serial exploration of her subjects, including the night sky, allows the artist to exploit the distinct characteristics of the variety of media she uses.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Night Sky 3
  • date created:
    2002
  • materials:
    Aquatint and drypoint on paper
  • measurements:
    37.20 x 47.10 cm; platemark: 37.40 x 47.40 cm (paper 50.40 x 60.50 cm) (framed: 54.10 x 64.30 x 3.70 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00485
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Vija Celmins

Vija Celmins