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Roser Bru

Contemporary Art

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.
MEDIUM Engraving and etching
DATES 1968
DIMENSIONS 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)
SIGNATURE Signed, "Roser Bru" lower right in graphite
INSCRIPTIONS Title lower left in graphite
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
EDITION Edition: 19/50
CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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