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Anne Dykmans
Livre (An opening to the book of knowledge)




This image seems to capture the opening of knowledge through books. At the top of the imagemoors are opening revealing a sliver of light providing entree to yer massive book at the bottom of the image.. This impression is #2 out of a very small edition of 121 Anne Dykmans employs her superb command of engraving techniques, especially mezzotint, to create a special light which brings out the beauty in the simplest of everyday subjects – a chair, a ribbon, the beach. In addition to the beauty of form and light, she also creates evocative sensations. Critic Roger Pierre Turine has written that “the subject is of little importance. All that counts in Dykmans’ work is that halo of light that surrounds it; that moment of solitude, never foreign to us as long as we are able to discover those same images within ourselves. She approaches her commonplace realities gently, yet there is always a brilliance in her work, ever accentuated by the subtle play between the possible nuances from black to white.”


  • Creator
    Anne Dykmans (1952, Belgian)
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  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)Width: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU84136638262

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