An original, open edition linocut by Giuliana Lazzerini 'The Race' is an exclusive collaboration between Owl & Monkey and Giuliana to celebrate the success and excitement of British Cycling.
Commissioned for the 2014 Tour de |France's Yorkshire Grand Depart it perfectly evokes the wonderful countryside which the annual Tour of Yorkshire now rides through. We love this image, not just for the feel of freedom and speed of the race downhill, but also as it reminds us of the simple pleasure of those relaxed, sunny-day rides. Gosh, you can almost feel the cool breeze on your face and the lovely smell of a sunny, countryside day!
In a beautiful orange and grey colourway, this linocut is sold unframed and unmounted for you to frame as you choose and comes presented in a cellophane sleeve with a write-up about the artist and the linocut process. Each image is also signed by Giuliana. All prints are packed with care to ensure they reach you in good condition and full of the inspiration and excitment that a new piece of art brings.
Image size - 30.5 cm heigh by 21 cm wide
Paper size - 43cm heigh by 30.5 cm wide
Meet the Maker
Giuliana was trained at the Istituto D'Arte Stagio Stagi in Pietrasanta, gaining a Master of Arts Diploma. This was followed by a further four years studying painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara.
Growing-up in Tuscany Giuliana was inspired by her time spent in her father's studio and the Tuscan lanscape. Her childhood memories strongly influence her, with colour playing an important part of her work.
Now living in Yorkshire, Giuliana expresses how she is 'captivated by the British lanscape' and her linocuts showcase her love of these surrouding and of simple, minimal images.
Giuliana hand carves each image onto linoleum plates which are hand-inked and printed onto the paper by a hand-operated printing press. For images of more than one colour the process of inking and pressing the image to the paper needs to be repeated as your final image can be made of more than one printing plate.