The Old Print Shop

After Hours.

  • ARTIST: Peter Milton

  • MEDIUM: Digital print,

    DATE: 2019.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition 70. Image size 18 x 29" (45.8 x 73.4 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed "Melencolia AD" in plate. <br> "In my latest print, AFTER HOURS, the day's museum visitors are filing into the Cour Carrée du Louvre in Paris as they leave the museum at closing time. Outside, the dusk is harvesting the full luminosity of a rising moon. The evening's birds flock and swoop to celebrate the arrival of a glowing night's sky. br><br> At the back of the courtyard the contemporary retreating figures seem unperturbed by the foreground figures which are rattling in from an earlier time to join the fray. With the unexpected jolt of these anachronistic fragments, I am hoping to tilt the scene into a large and perhaps mysterious scale of space and time. That sense of cinematic breadth and urban grandeur seems to have become a favorite theme of mine. <br><br> The invading figures in the foreground are borrowed from the 16th century engravings of Albrecht Dürer. Four brass players borrowed from an engraving of Dürer’s contemporary, Heinrich Hildegreve, join the Dürer group. They are Renaissance sackbut players, and they too are taking an after-hours break and drifting through the centuries into our present. I discovered them in an elegant collection of engravings honoring both Dürer and his followers, known as 'The Little Masters'" Peter Milton. <br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Inscribed "2/70."

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.