British Autumn - Dorotha Jedrzejczyk

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Artist Statement

Dorotha Jedrzejczyk

I used a scanner to capture this image of two plants. It is a digital ‘photogram’. I arranged the plants on the scanner and painted watercolours directly on to a glass. I used this process as it records extremely fine detail with a shallow depth. It also provided me with a great level of control when adding watercolours. I used composition skills and colour mixing skills I have learned during my watercolour class. In many ways this process is similar to the traditional photograms using the cyanotype process. They both give us a subtle shapes and beautiful colours.

British Autumn - Dorotha Jedrzejczyk

©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Inspiration details:

Papaver Orientale; Poppy, from Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns (1854)

Photograph

Great Britain, Uk (made)

1852-1854 (made)

Atkins, Anna, born 1799 - died 1871 (photographers)

Cyanotype

V&A collection reference number(s):
PH.381-1981, PH.382-1981

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