Elizabeth Jackson: Argentière Glacier, Colour Observation

Elizabeth Jackson: Argentière Glacier, Colour Observation
Library Shelf Location ABC-JACK
Publication Date Mar 2010

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A month-long colour observation was made of the Argentière glacier by artist E. Jackson during March 2010. The study draws on remote observation – the appearance of the glacier from the valley floor, and the colour of glacial ice in the context of the mountain landscape. Observations of the glacier were made in the changing lights of the day, in the pale morning air, after snowfall, surrounded by cloud, before dusk, illuminated by storm light, under the crisp blue sky of the winter sun. Alongside painted swatch references, notes were written to describe the sky conditions over the glacier. Through detailed daily observations this concentrated study captures and documents a series of glacial blues.

Edition 4 of 10

Pages Suite of 27 screenprints, with black and white photograph and printed sheet of observation notes. Height: 29.8 cm, Width: 21 cm
Formats B&W photograph, Observation notes, 27 x screenprinted colours
Publisher Atelier Jackson Press, Saffron Walden
Related Artist Elizabeth Jackson
Categories Artists' Books, BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Printmaking
Keywords Colour, Light
Related City/Region Argentière, Chamonix Valley, France
Language English

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