In the middle of the silkscreen, the composer Vivaldi is entangled in a plant, the creeper. He conducts the beautiful music piece “the four seasons”. In each corner a time of year is depicted and coupled with a contemporary music style;
- Top left – Spring – Jazz music
- Top right – Summer – Classical Music
- Bottom left – Winter – House Music
- Bottom right – Autumn – Rock Music
New life is born in spring. A number of baby trumpets in a nest are provided with food. The instruments start playing on their own; saxophones, trumpets, bass and drums. The colors are light and the leaves not yet fully grown. In the summer all the leaves are full of colour and this also symbolizes the ‘full sound’ of classical music. Classical instruments such as the cello, the violins and the piano are played upon by the branches. By pointing his bow at these instruments, he conducts the orchestra. The leaves are discolouring in the fall. This symbolizes the rougher sounds of rock and roll. Here we also see the guitars popping up. The guitars and the drum sets play themselves. Finally, in winter instead of leaves on the branches, we see snowdrops. Because of the cold, the cobwebs can be seen more easily. House music is characterized by samples and digital sounds, there are no longer any musicians involved.
- Title: The Four Seasons of Vivaldi
- Artist: Dejo
- Technique: Silkscreen
- Material: Conversabarth 400 gr/m paper
- Image Size: 58 x 70 cm
- Ink Layers: 9
- Limited Edition: 50 (numbered & signed)
- Price: NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Silkscreen printing comes from Japan and became known in Europe around 1930. Another name for an artistic printing is silkscreen printing. To explain the principle behind the technique is quite simple. First a piece of fine mesh made out of silk, polyester or steel is strained on a window frame. Hence the name of the technique is also named after this mesh (literally silkscreen printing). It is a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on the fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Then ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade and by wetting the substrate. As a result the ink is transferred onto the printing surface during the fill blade stroke. When the screen rebounds away from the substrate the ink remains on the substrate.
Also one color is printed at a time. Therefore several screens can be used to produce a multicolored image or design. Furthermore different ink is needed for different materials. Although the principle behind the technique is simple, making a silkscreen is not. Because craftsmanship is needed to make sure every new layer of ink is printed correctly.