An original, open edition linocut by Giuliana Lazzerini 'The Race' is a brand new and exclusive collaboration between Owl & Monkey and Giuliana to celebrate a fabulous summer of cycling with Tour de France's British Grand Depart & the first L'Eroica Britannia.
Inspired by vintage cycling images, the rider perfectly captures the retro vibe with the dry stone walls and rolling hills evoking the stunning scenery of both L'Eroica's Peak district route & Le Yorkshire Tour. It reminds us not only of the thrill of the race but the simple pleasure of those relaxed, sunny-day rides.
We love the feel of freedom and speed as the cyclist flies downhill. Gosh, you can almost feel the cool breeze on your face and the lovely smell of a sunny, countryside day!
In a beautiful teal colourway, each linocut is hand-printed by Giuliana in her York studio before being signed by her. A great way to give or treat yourself to the simple pleasure of owning original art.
These linocuts come unframed and unmounted for you to frame as you choose and come presented in a cellophane sleeve with a write-up about the artist and the linocut process enclosed making them a really lovely gift. All prints are packed flat and sent 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. The process gives each linocut a wonderful link back to the artist and the very special process of linoprinting.