The Ritual - Lithograph

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Cathrine Raben Davidsen
The Ritual, 2015
Original Lithograph printed on 250 g. Velin d’Arches paper
69h x 100w cm / 27.17h x 39.37w in
Edition of 20 numbered and signes by Cathrine Raben Davidsen

© Cathrine Raben Davidsen
This lithograph is made on the occasion of The Art Project, 2015 made in collaboration with Royal Copenhagen celebrating its 240 th anniversary and long history of artistic collaborations and the lithographic workshop Edition Copenhagen. In 2015 Cathrine Raben Davidsen was invited to interpret the colour blue and the original Blue Fluted Plain pattern: Pattern No.1.

Like the design of the Blue Fluted pattern, the lithograph in the series titled: Muschel, 2015 created for The Art Project by Cathrine Raben Davidsen incorporates human, botanical and animal shapes to distill a poetic moment. The image consists of two female faces, one superimposed on the other, and a male face barely visible behind a conch figure. Though unfinished, the figures convey a sense of classical beauty. From their faces lines run downwards and from the striped pattern of the conch lines are cast out into a spiral movement. Above the male face appears a stylized mask figure with the features of a monkey. It is a direct loan from an early 20th-century design by Arnold Krog for the Blue Fluted porcelain.

Cathrine Raben Davidsen has also added a sensuous abstract layer in the shape of a large dark field created by a wash technique at the right edge of the paper. The technique is based on an accidental process involving an oily liquid wash, water and air, and exactly these elements are reflected in the overall subject matter of the composition, where the figures seem to float around in an empty space or as if under water; moving back and forth between each other, reflecting life and history as essentially timeless and complex matters.

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