Joe Tilson, prints from the Alchera cycle – Online Exhibition

26 February 2016 - 2 April 2016

Available Prints

Artist Info

Marlborough Graphics presents a selection of prints from Joe Tilson’s cycle Alchera, Notes for Country Works (Wiltshire and Tuscany), 1970-74.

Alchera is a word that means the “Dreamtime in Australian Aboriginal Magic”. The artist’s interest in naturalism is evident in these prints, but threads of alchemical or esoteric knowledge weave through his treatments and choices of nature and diverse cultures.

Tilson sought in Alchera to reconcile his research on Shamanism, Buddhism and primitive mythology with Western philosophies, referring for example to Giordano Bruno, to modern and contemporary poetry (citing Rainer Maria Rilke among others), and finally to C. G. Jung and Mircea Eliade’s alchemical studies.

 

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Available Prints

Artist Info

 

Marlborough Graphics presents a selection of prints from Joe Tilson’s cycle Alchera, Notes for Country Works (Wiltshire and Tuscany), 1970-74.

Alchera is a word that means the “Dreamtime in Australian Aboriginal Magic”. The artist’s interest in naturalism is evident in these prints, but threads of alchemical or esoteric knowledge weave through his treatments and choices of nature and diverse cultures.

Tilson sought in Alchera to reconcile his research on Shamanism, Buddhism and primitive mythology with Western philosophies, referring for example to Giordano Bruno, to modern and contemporary poetry (citing Rainer Maria Rilke among others), and finally to C. G. Jung and Mircea Eliade’s alchemical studies.

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