A small painting in gouache possibly made as a design for the ‘Tasso Tree’ series which he did for Bernard Jacobson Gallery in 1986. Signed in lower right corner.
In good condition house in its original wooden frame.
Image size 255 x 210mm (9.75 x 8.25 inches)
Frame size 410 x 360mm (16 x 14 inches)
As you can see by the screen prints we also have Michael Heindorff, it was a series that was close to his heart and explored. Although taken from Torquato Tasso 1544-1595, the acclaimed Italian poet, I do wonder if Heindorff is making a valid environmental statement regarding deforestation & the harm we are doing to our environment.
Tasso wrote his epic work ‘Jerusalem Delivered’ in 1575. Harking back to Virgil’s Polydorus his character Tancredi, having slain his Clorinda, enters the forest outside of Jerusalem, which has been enchanted by Ismend to prevent their felling for siege towers by the crusading knights. When he slashes out at a tree it bleeds blood and cries out in Clorinda’s voice. All the enchanted trees react as humans.