EDITION 5 of 5, Print Number 2 of 5. The image is this intaglio etching is based on a detail within an 1851 engraving by Alfred Rethel, who created the work based on the poetry of Heinrich Heine. Ethels inspiration to portray Death in this manner was related to the fatal cholera outbreak at the Paris Carnival of 1832. Notice how the violin is constructed from the bones of dead humans. This intimate work by DiFalco uses two etching plates, both positioned on the printing press in a vertical format, with a separating space between them. The individual zinc plates measure three inches high by two inches wide, or 7.6 cm x 5.08 cm, and the overall image size is slightly over 6.5inches high by 2 inches wide, or 16.5 cm x 5.08 cm. The First edition was printed in 2012 and has ten prints executed in silver ink on BLACK Stonehenge paper. This is the LAST of FIVE Editions, which was created in 2019. DiFalco blended French oil based, colored etching inks and printed on cream colored Stonehenge paper. This artwork comes with an archival mat and wood framepainted black, Nine by Twelve inches .
Important Note - Editions Two, Three, Four, and Five are limited to only five etchings. In addition, editions Four and Five will be executed near the Full Moon of September 2019. The reason for this involves the numerical aspects of Pi. The work was hand printed by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia at Fleisher Art Memorial. DiFalco employed a CHARLES BRAND industrial floor model printing press manufactured in New York City. SIZE GIVEN IS FOR FRAME.
Death, Paris, Carnival 1832, Epidemic, Death, Mortality, Original Printmaking, Death Printmaking