Ben Uri collection

Olive Tree

Artist information

Name C. Adler

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Object Details

Object type print

Medium dry point etching

Materials and techniques etching (technique)

Signed signed bottom: C. Adler

Acquisition gift from the artist

Accession number 1988-6

Display status not on display

In this drypoint etching, the artist has married technique to subject, drawing on a plate with a sharp, pointed needle-like instrument to create a slightly raised, ragged rough edge to the lines (known as a burr), which gives body and movement to the tree. The strong trunk roots the image concentrating attention on its gnarled and knotted surface, the olive-bearing leaves and branches escape the confines of the picture frame.


nature | olive | print | tree

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© C. Adler