DETAIL : Sean SCULLY Ireland 1945  Robe figure, 2003 2003 Painting oil on canvas
Sean SCULLY | Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 1992

Ireland 1945
to Great Britain 1949, to United States of America 1975
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 1992
No. 2 from portfolio of 8 prints 1992
etching, spitbite, sugarlift, aquatint on paper
edition 14/20
paper 55.9 (h) x 47.0 (w) cm
image 32.0 (h) x 28.0 (w) cm
Galerie Lelong, Paris
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When I was making the painting Heart of Darkness, I was reading the book by Joseph Conrad. It was not the structure of the book but there was an atmosphere that was perhaps influencing the painting. There are certain images of dark rooms, dark spaces, primal forms and quite primitive forms that were influencing the painting. And when I was making the etchings and aquatints for Heart of Darkness I was reading the book again deliberately. So I was allowing the book to be in a sense a companion to me whule I was wortking on those little prints.

Sean Scully, interview with Julia Klüser, in Sean Scully, Prints: Catalogue raisonné 1968–1999, Vienna: Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Gravelines: Musée du Dessin et de l’Etampile Originale, Wuppertal: Von der Heydt-Museum, 1999, pp. 143–145 (p. 145).

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