1890 Portrait

Lord, Anne (2007) 1890 Portrait. [Artefact]

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Abstract

The artist's book created by Anne Lord is titled 1890 Portrait and is based on a digitally altered photograph from circa 1890. It is 15 x 10 cm and was printed on photographic paper in 2006 and 2007. It was shown in an exhibition organised by Noreen Grahame of 'Grahame Galleries + editions.' One copy was sold. The text in the book is reproduced as an image in this entry.

Research Statement

Research Background Artists' Books are acknowledged as a major art form and now topic for research dating from earlier than the Livres d'artists already well published in the 1600s. The Book of Kells (Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais) (Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS A. I. (58), sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin. It was created by Celtic monks ca. 800 or slightly earlier.… It is a masterwork of Western calligraphy and represents the pinnacle of Insular illumination. It is also widely regarded as Ireland's finest national treasure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Kells). Noreen Grahame from Grahame Galleries + editions invited Anne Lord to participate in an exhibition of artists' books. The exhibition theme was ‘history’ and the exhibition title ‘Lessons in History Vol. 1’ opened on 24 March 2007.
Research Contribution My work for the artists' book An 1890s Portrait, referred to a fading photographic proof saved since that date only due to safe keeping away from light. The fading silver gelatin portrait was reproduced as a series of manipulated digital changes in the image. What survived for 100 years may not survive much longer and this book records the survival and story behind the person who carried it from Tasmania to North Queensland.
Research Significance Images and texts developed and organised for an artist's book combine textual and visual literacy.
Item ID: 11599
Item Type: Artefact
Keywords: artists' books, livres d'artistes, digitally altered photographs, history
Media of Output: Artists book on paper with aged canvas cover and perspex case
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Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2010 01:10
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 50%
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