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Burning Mountain (#88/100)

Burning Mountain (#88/100)

Artist: Carol Summers (1925 Kingston, New York - 2016 Santa Cruz, California)

Department: Art
Date: n.d.
Medium: color lithograph
Dimensions:
Overall: 43 x 37 1/2 in. (109.2 x 95.3 cm)
Classification: Prints & Printmaking
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cronin
Object number: PC1986.80.11
Not on view
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Label Text:Carol Summers is known for using vivid colors and for revolutionizing woodblock techniques in the 1960’s. He often used solvents to transform pigments into dyes which penetrate the paper and result in both saturated color and blurred edges producing a watercolor effect. While his work is known for its big, bold, beautiful forms and colors, he demonstrates that these techniques could also be effective in conveying an expressive and dramatic approach to depicting nature and contemporary issues. Drawing from his experiences traveling the world, he often captures aspects of the sublime in the landscapes he encountered as well as dramatic natural occurrences.
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Carol Summers is known for using vivid colors and for revolutionizing woodblock techniques in the 1960’s. He often used solvents to transform pigments into dyes which penetrate the paper and result in both saturated color and blurred edges producing a watercolor effect. While his work is known for its big, bold, beautiful forms and colors, he demonstrates that these techniques could also be effective in conveying an expressive and dramatic approach to depicting nature and contemporary issues. Drawing from his experiences traveling the world, he often captures aspects of the sublime in the landscapes he encountered as well as dramatic natural occurrences.