The strength of the etched line depends on the length of time the plate is left in the acid bath.

This beautifully illustrated book constitutes a comprehensive survey of Damien Hirst's Psalm paintings.

Created in 2008, the full series now appears in a new book, The Complete Psalm Paintings. As they take their place within the greater canon of Hirst's art, these paintings extend his fascination with natural history and the potentially synonymous relationships between life, death, art and 'beauty,' and the language of Christian faith and religion." The Complete Psalm Paintings is an exquisite companion to one of Hirst's most beautiful series. He first came to public attention in 1988 when he conceived and curated Freeze, an exhibition of his own work and that of his contemporaries staged in an abandoned London warehouse.

In his essay, Bracewell writes: "The Psalm paintings can't help but bring together, in literal form, such fundamental concepts as beauty, and power over death through prayer and belief, while simultaneously seeming to propose solely their ownalbeit spectacularabstraction. This beautifully illustrated book constitutes a comprehensive survey of Damien Hirst's Psalm paintings.

As they take their place within the greater canon of Hirst's art, these paintings extend his fascination with natural history and the potentially synonymous relationships between life, death, art and 'beauty,' and the language of Christian faith and religion." The Complete Psalm Paintings is an exquisite companion to one of Hirst's most beautiful series. He first came to public attention in 1988 when he conceived and curated Freeze, an exhibition of his own work and that of his contemporaries staged in an abandoned London warehouse. RETAILER DISC: TRADEPUBLISHING STATUS: Active AVAILABILITY: In stock Damien Hirst: The Complete Psalm Paintings Damien Hirst's kaleidoscopic paintings, accompanied by Old Testament prayers Published by Other Criteria Books. The 150 works in the series are made up of iridescent butterfly wings and paint on canvas, which combine to form kaleidoscopic patterns reminiscent of Gothic stained glass windows.

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With a sharp point, the artist draws through this ground, but not into the metal plate.

The plate is placed in an acid bath and the acid bites into the metal plate where the drawn lines have exposed it.The year 2017 was marked by a major exhibition in Venice to coincide with the 2017 Venice Biennale, titled ‘Treasures from the Wreck of The Unbelievable,’ which was ten years in the making.A metal plate, normally copper or zinc or steel, is covered with an acid-resistant layer of rosin mixed with wax (this is called the ‘ground’).The sculpture and the print is a Memento mori Latin for "Remember your mortality" or "Remember you must die", referring to a genre of artworks that vary widely but share the same purpose: to remind people of their mortality, an artistic theme dating back to antiquity.Damien Hirst (born 7 June 1965 in Bristol, UK) is an artist of global reputation. It consisted of a platinum cast of an 18th century human skull encrusted with 8,601 flawless diamonds, including a pear-shaped pink diamond located in the forehead that is known as the Skull Star Diamond.