Roser Bru, a Catalan painter living in Chile, is known for her eclectic approach to image-making, often incorporating found images, stamps, and collage elements, as seen in this group of engravings and etchings from the 1968 series Diez Grabados Originales (Ten Original Engravings). These works emerge from the patriarchal Judeo-Christian narrative of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the biblical Garden of Eden, the “fall of man” traditionally interpreted as beginning with a woman’s original sin. The way Bru imagines the story, both genders are subject to fragmentation, but the bodies of women and girls are the most studied and deconstructed, in a reference to their social status as dictated by Catholic traditions.
Engraving and etching
Sheet: 20 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (51.1 x 34.9 cm)
Image: 19 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. (48.9 x 30.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed, "Roser Bru" lower right in graphite
Title lower left in graphite
Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Roser Bru (Chilean, born Spain, 1923). Estan Sumidos, 1968. Engraving and etching, Sheet: 20 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (51.1 x 34.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 68.228.10. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.228.10_PS9.jpg)
overall, 68.228.10_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2021
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