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
Gino Severini, who so inspired Flight, would, in turn, surely have
approved of this print. In defence 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,
Size: Image 24.5 x 31.0; paper 46.0 x 49.5cm
Format: Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/850) on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag.
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© Claude Flight