Claude Weisbuch

Boeuf Ecorche (68/160), 1973
Color lithograph
21.75 x 29.75 in
SKU: 5910g
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'Boeuf Ecorche' is an original color lithograph, signed by Claude Weisbuch – and it is a quintessential example of the contemporary artist's interest in the old masters. In the image, Weisbuch shows the lauded artist Rembrandt sitting before a canvas. Hanging to the left is the subject of one of Rembrandt's most notorious paintings: the 'Slaughtered Ox,' which has been at the Louvre in Paris since 1857. Rembrandt looks out to the viewer, as though caught by surprise in his contemplation of death and sustenance. The drapery of Rembrandt's clothes and cloak mirror the ripples of the ribs of the carcass, visually connecting the artist to unavoidable death and decay. Weisbuch has created this moment using his typical style of way-finding lines and natural colors, evoking movement and change while also recalling the drawings of the old masters themselves. 21.75 x 29.75 inches, artwork 32 x 40 inches, frame Edition 68/160 in pencil, lower left Signed in pencil, lower right Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, and housed in a reverse ogee dark maple moulding.