Francisco Jose de Goya
The Carnivorous Vulture, 1810-1820
Much of Goya's late work, possibly due to his deafness as well as social circumstances, is dark and brooding in subject. This is one of the prints from 'The Disasters of War' series, which was produced shortly after Napoleon's army had marched on Madrid. The series reflects the violence and cruelty which took place during the war years.
Illus tration from The Book of Job, 1825
Blake trained as an engraver and completed his training at the Royal Academy Schools, London in 1779. This print is Blake's interpretation of The Book of Job from the Old Testament. He also produced two sets of watercolours as well as the series of engravings. He was a poet as well as an artist and developed his own philosophy and mythology.
Bradford: View of a Town, 1914
Edward Wadsworth was born in Cleckheaton and studied at Bradford School of art and then at the Slade School of Art in London. He was influenced by Cubism and Futurism and in this print Bradford's chimneys and roofs are represented by an abstract pattern.
Peace Trough Chemistry, 1970
Lithograph and screenprint
Lichtenstein studied at Ohio State University before teaching and working as a freelance designer and painter. In 1961 he developed his recognisable style based on advertising, comic strips and everyday objects. He is closely identified with the 'Pop' art movement of the 1960s.
Riding the Written, 1993
Pigment and tea wash on wasli
Shahzia Sikander was born in 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. She makes use of Islamic calligraphy and the tradition of miniature painting in her designs. In this print the horses are given a sense of movement by the calligraphic forms arranged across the surface. An extra dimension is created by the addition of other media.