David Bumbeck Etching / Aquatint Satyr 64/80

Aquatint/Etching by a master print maker David Bumbeck. Titled "Satirosso".

THE SATYROI (or Satyrs) were rustic fertility daimones (spirits) of the wilderness and countryside. They were close companions of the gods Dionysos, Rheia, Gaia, Hermes and Hephaistos; and mated with the tribes of Nymphai in the mountain wilds.

Satyroi were depicted as animal-like men with the tail of a horse, assine ears, upturned pug noses, reclining hair-lines, and erect members. As companions of Dionysos they were usually shown drinking, dancing, playing tambourines and flutes (the instruments of the Bacchic orgy) and sporting with Nymphai. Men dressed up as Satyroi formed the choruses of the so-called Satyr-plays which were performed at the festivals of the god Dionysos. ________________

David Bumbeck, born in 1940, creates his engravings and etchings with tools so precise and delicate that they require him to use magnifying glasses as he works the plates. Bumbeck's art is primarily figurative, with the nude female figure a particular focus. He was Professor of Studio Art at Middlebury College in Vermont until his retirement.

Bumbeck's works are included in many important print collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Boston Public Library, as well as the College's.

Very good condition. Signed, titled, and numbered in pencil on the bottom of the plate.

Plate size: 5.5 x 4 inches

Paper size: 11 x 8 inches

Item ID: Sil-00548

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