Terry Gravett

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The ancient classical world, particularly Roman civilization, is the source material for my images.

Since visiting Leptis Magna and Sabratha in Libya at the age of twenty, I have been fascinated by archaeological sites around the Mediterranean and broken sculpture and artefacts displayed in world museums. The open sites are closely associated with ‘The Grand Tour’ and the subsequent visual art that was made by the cultured traveller as a topographical record and a stimulus to several centuries of Western artists from Piranesi to Picasso. The titles given to the prints reflect this classical influence: i.e. Tivoli, Romana, Ostia, Ephesus, Museum Series, Adelphoe etc. In some older work I used photographic elements and a semi cubistic structure. The new work seen here is looser and reflects my parallel interests of archaeology and landscape drawing. The ruins of the Tivoli Gardens outside Rome, built by the Emperor Hadrian are the oblique reference for these later works.

Sample Prints

  • Beshir V

    Width:76cm
    Length:76cm
    Cost: 
    £365

Works in the Archive

Beshir V

Width: 76.00
Height: 76.00
Cost: £365

Museum IV

Edition: AP
Quantity: 1
Medium: Mixed Media

Bronze Power

Width: 770.00
Height: 1120.00
Edition: 06/10, 4/10
Quantity: 1
Medium: Screenprint

Pacing the Slab

Width: 91.00
Height: 49.00
Edition: 14/20
Quantity: 1
Medium: Screenprint

unreadable

Width: 77.00
Height: 112.00
Quantity: 1
Medium: Screenprint

unreadable

Width: 770.00
Height: 1120.00
Edition: 6/6
Quantity: 1
Medium: Screenprint

Broken Rings

Width: 770.00
Height: 1120.00
Edition: 10/10
Quantity: 1
Medium: Screenprint

Pemissable Tension

Edition: 1/20
Quantity: 2
Medium: Screenprint

Hoop and Pole

Width: 45.00
Height: 89.00
Edition: 19/20
Quantity: 1
Medium: Screenprint

Builder of Leprus Maga

Edition: AP, AP
Quantity: 2
Medium: Screenprint

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