Print 1. Project 4: Research Point – Part 3.

Lino Mannocci (1945-)

This follow-up post regarding Lino Mannocci is because I’m very pleased to have received permission from the artist via the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge UK to use some of the images of his work from their website.  So here are 3 of my favourites:

I-am-the-Lords-servantThen-Susanna-shriekedThen-the-angel-left-herEach one is so different:
The first with part of the imagery outside the frame and the addition of some collage with just a touch of colour.

The second radiates fear and drama from both the dark colour scheme and a clearly frightened Susanna.  She seems to be in a cavern of some sort and trying to flee from something.  It looks like a mask has been used to define her precise shape, with side-swiping brushstrokes giving the impression of an enclosed space.  Some rubbed back areas show, perhaps, a light source illuminating hanging growths that resemble hanging weeds or algae.

The third piece is again framed but with the whole image contained this time.  An imprecise but recognisable figure seems to be kneeling in front of a plume of smoke which is shadowed across the ground.

The difference in tonal values within each image is what attracts me, especially as they are basically mono-colour.  The works have life, subject interest, visual depth and intriguing titles.  I  like them a lot.

Permission from Lino Mannocci – all images © Lino Mannocci

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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