Menu

Four Quartets and more art by Ignatius Widiapradja

Four Quartets, 2012
18 x 28 cm (h x w)
Digital Print on Paper
not for sale
[Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Des Moines Art Center Print Club, 2012.84]

(Commissioned Print & Gift Print, 2012)

Born in Java, Indonesia, Ignatius Widiapradja has been a professor of art and design at Drake University since 1985. His black-and-white digital print, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poem Four Quartets, depicts an unending cycle of life, death, decay, and regeneration. In a fantastic landscape of ruined temples in a jungle, writhing male and female figures struggle to arise. Their bodies, like anatomical models, are cut open, to reveal the roots that intertwine with their organs. Matter and spirit are locked together in an eternal embrace. Widiapraja’s Four Quartets is a part of his series of prints and paintings, “Coincidentia Oppositorum – A Divine Paradox” that deals with the nature of realty in space-time continuum.



offered by:

more from Des Moines Art Center

David M., 1919
34 x 29 cm (h x w)
Woodcut on paper

Creatures of the Sea, 1965
40 x 54 cm (h x w)
Screenprint on paper

Beached Boat, 1966
54 x 36 cm (h x w)
color woodblock print on paper

Westminster Abbey, Hospital, f..., 1842
32 x 44 cm (h x w)
crayon lithograph with tint stones and hand-coloring on paper

An Election Entertainment from..., 1755
40 x 54 cm (h x w)
Engraving on paper

Pages

Do you create or deal with art?

Cookies help us to provide certain features and services on our website. By using the website, you agree that we use cookies. Privacy policy