Look Again: The ACM Collection Inspires the Boston Printmakers

Art Complex Museum Exhibition, Duxbury, Massachusetts

May 17 – September 6, 2015

Lynn Peterfreund Leverett, MA “Re: Tiepolo, Fame’s Flight”, 2015 23 sec. (looping) video animation from 77 monotypes print submitted
Lynn Peterfreund
Leverett,  MA 
“Re: Tiepolo, Fame’s Flight”, 2015
23 sec. (looping) video animation from 77 monotypes
print submitted
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s second print in his series “Flight into Egypt” inspired my animation. The print is not about that flight, but instead celebrates the Tiepolo father and son’s completion of a Wurzburg palace mural. An allegorical figure “Fame” blows her trumpet, accompanied by a centaur and putti carrying the monarch’s crown and the pope’s hat. The tumultuous bundle of forms itself feels animated to me as one tries to identify elusive figures. Seventy-seven monotypes make up this piece that depicts the deconstruction of the bundle and the fall and flight of “Fame,” an apt image for our current society. Computer programs are used to organize, but not alter, these printed images. The choice of the “duration,” how many frames shown per second, is the key to enabling a viewer to be able to see discreet images, but also feel the movement.