Anne Desmet RA (b. 1964)
Matera Towards Evening, 2000
linocut on paper, framed
88 x 43.5cm.

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Anne Desmet specialises in wood engravings, linocuts and mixed media collages. She uses traditional printmaking techniques, wood engraving and lino cutting, but draws on a variety of materials to create layered collages. Desmet is interested in the evolution of the urban landscape and its evidence of the aspirations and experiences of humanity. Desmet is only the third wood engraver ever elected to the RA, has had three major museum retrospectives to date, and has received over thirty international awards. Her work can be seen in public collections throughout Europe, including the British Museum, Ashmolean Museum, and V&A. Prints from this edition are in the collections of Aberystwyth University and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

The present work has been hand-printed by the artist and developed from her own detailed sketchbook drawings (in pencil and wash) created on location in Italy. The print is presented framed in a waxed oak moulding with a window mount of white museum board.

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