7 Dreams - Dream 6 - Sage On Plateau #53
13.5" x 14"
This stunning and rare Peter Max composition features memories and dreams from the artist's childhood in Shanghai and Tibet - a meditating sage elevated on a plateau, Chinese 'junk' boats with their distinctive, curved sails, and a mighty sun rising over the Himalayans.
The printing art forms are as important to Peter Max as his painting process. He especially cherishes the etching process - one of the oldest and most complex printmaking art forms.
In this unique work, Max has shifted the use of negative space, filling it with a plane of black, and enhanced with hand-rendered highlights of color. The subjects are dramatically illuminated as white line work with the artist's signature abstract 'zooples' in the foreground. This piece is further hand-embellished with strokes of watercolor and pencil line work in the margins.