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Flight, Claude – Speed

£138.00£250.00

Linocut(c.1922). Original image size: 22.5 x 28.5cm. Printed from four blocks using Cabolt Blue; Yellow Ochre; Vermilion and Prussian Blue. Regents Street, London. The image was also used on the frontispiece of Flight’s first book ‘Lino-cuts’ (1927). Interestingly, a ‘key-block’ is here still being used to demarcate the main elements of the print (see Biography); but it is used so skillfully to capture the structure of the buildings that it does not in the least detract or obstruct the overall harmoniousness of the colours in the print.

Gino Severini, who so inspired Flight, would, in turn, surely have approved of this print. In defense of the Futurist vision, and polemically suggesting that urban imagery replace a focus on Nature, Severini writes: ‘Motor-omnibuses passing and re-passing in the crowded streets, covered with letters, red green white, are far more beautiful than the canvases of Leonardo or Titian.’ (Severini, Daily Express, April 11,1913).

 

Biography: Read more here.

Format: Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/850) on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed.

Size: Image 24.5 x 31.0; paper 46.0 x 49.5cm

Postage: All UK postage, whether for framed or unframed prints, is free of charge.

Framing: English oak; matt-white, grey or black: dimensions 12mm face/12 mm edge. Or aluminium: 8 mm face/14 mm edge. Mounts are conservation grade in off white.

  • English Oak: face/edge 10mm
  • Matt-Black: face/edge 12mm
  • Matt-White: face/edge 12mm
  • Matt-Grey: face/edge 12mm
  • Brushed Aluminium: face 8mm/edge 14mm
  • Print Only
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Description

Linocut(c.1922). Original image size: 22.5 x 28.5cm. Printed from four blocks using Cabolt Blue; Yellow Ochre; Vermilion and Prussian Blue. Regents Street, London. The image was also used on the frontispiece of Flight’s first book ‘Lino-cuts’ (1927). Interestingly, a ‘key-block’ is here still being used to demarcate the main elements of the print (see Biography); but it is used so skillfully to capture the structure of the buildings that it does not in the least detract or obstruct the overall harmoniousness of the colours in the print.

Gino Severini, who so inspired Flight, would, in turn, surely have approved of this print. In defense of the Futurist vision, and polemically suggesting that urban imagery replace a focus on Nature, Severini writes: ‘Motor-omnibuses passing and re-passing in the crowded streets, covered with letters, red green white, are far more beautiful than the canvases of Leonardo or Titian.’ (Severini, Daily Express, April 11,1913).

 

Additional information

Frame Options

English Oak: face/edge 10mm, Matt-Black: face/edge 12mm, Matt-White: face/edge 12mm, Matt-Grey: face/edge 12mm, Brushed Aluminium: face 8mm/edge 14mm, Print Only

Artist

Flight, Claude

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