Cyril Power Linocuts: A Complete Catalogue
Artist(s): Cyril Power
Author(s): Philip Vann
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 112
Illustrations: Includes 82 colour and 20 b&w illustrations
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Now reprinted in hardback due to popular demand, this book assesses Cyril Power’s achievement as a dynamic avant-garde printmaker, and shows how in his work the potential of linocut printmaking as a semi-abstract language was realised to an impressively original degree.
It is the first book to establish Power as an extraordinarily creative printmaker in his own right, cataloguing and illustrating in colour for the first time all 46 of his linocuts. Philip Vann traces many sources of inspiration for Power’s work − the linocuts of the German Expressionists, the influence of the Italian Futurists, Vorticist prints and painting as well as contemporary literature and film. In addition, more subtle affinities between his art and works by Mark Gertler, František Kupka and Duchamp are drawn out. The complete catalogue is followed by a selection of posters that Power designed for the London Underground with Sybil Andrews, under the name of Andrew Power.