‘Ecclesiast’ by Pudlo Pudlat – Inuit Art – Cape Dorset 1969 print collection presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts. Framing recommended for display.
Condition: Good Condition – Professionally restored for browning and discoloration of the paper. Some skinning of the paper is visible in mid top margin. Two semi-circular stains on left upper area difficult to identify source (picture # 5) that could be ink stains during print-making process.
Description by Artist: No description by artist found.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Other than colors, Lukta Qiatsuq represents the original drawing by Pudlo Pudlat very faithfully line by line.
Marie Routledge analyses the evolution of Pudlo’s imagery. She singles out Ecclesiast for special mention: “Around 1968 or 1969 Pudlo’s images of women become focused in a group of drawings that combine female and angel imagery with playing-card motifs. The best-known example is the 1969 stonecut Ecclesiast. The woman in Ecclesiast, garbed in a long, robe-like dress and wearing what appears to be a tight-fitting headdress that frames her face in a triangular opening, is reminiscent of a playing-card Queen” (1990 pp. 23-24).
Reference picture # 4 for size comparison with letter size paper