MELLER, Peter

Description

Old Woman
Meller made hundreds of drawings like the one on the left, in which he deliberately reversed the light and dark values, knowing that he would reverse them again by making the photocopied versions in negative. This extraordinarily counter-intuitive method seems to have been his way to test and sharpen his graphic imagination, but it also provided him with another distinctive visual language, one that he tended to reserve for subjects of an ugly, grotesque, or disturbing nature. - Lauren Karazija

Creator

Meller, Peter
b. Hungary, 1928-2008

Source

Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore

Identifier

IL2012.007.034a,b

Citation

Meller, Peter and b. Hungary, 1928-2008, “MELLER, Peter,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 24, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7424.