Two Lovers

Title

Two Lovers

Creator

Murphy, Morgan

Abstract

Artist Statement: My work is parallel to Sven Nykvist’s film noir stage set quality that caricatures psychological settings. Through the utilization of the romance of printmaking, and the plate and the paper only touching once, “Two Lovers” achieves social commentary of the current state of the Coronavirus pandemic. Rene Magritte’s painting, “The Lovers II” is reproduced backwards in mezzotint in the top print. This painting represents a barrier preventing an embrace between two lovers, and very similar struggles are ubiquitous given our crisis. The masks worn by the two lovers in the bottom print signify the interruption of these connections and the distance and alienation many of us suffer due to the current pandemic.

Date

2021

Rights

Rights held by author.

Identifier

21VADS - 018

Collection

Citation

Murphy, Morgan, “Two Lovers ,” MU Libraries Digital Exhibits and Online Forums, accessed July 12, 2024, https://library.missouri.edu/exhibits/items/show/66.

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