Angel With Heart #159
22" x 19.5"
One of the oldest and most intricate printmaking art forms, the etching process is one of Peter Max's most cherished. In this hand-colored etching, the artist's beloved subject is rendered - an angel. Angels have inspired Max from millenniums of Western Art through the works of Caravaggio, Michelangelo and Chagall. To Peter Max they are creatures of the higher ideals of pureness of spirit and compassion.
In 'Angel with Heart #159,' the angel's heart beams from her chest. Flowers cascade down her strong wings as the sun rises. She is serene. She brings with her light, promise and hope. This etching is hand-colored with soft color-washes and hatching strokes in Max's rich, signature color palette - adding texture and depth, and making it a unique work of art.