A wonderful and humorous etching, beautifully crafted and cleverly incorporating references to all of Shakespeare's 37 plays (supplied with a key to identify all the references).
Mychael says, "I have a fascination with Shakespeare's plays and find that they provide me with endless sources of inspiration. 'All the World's a Stage II' depicts Shakespeare's Globe Theatre circa 1600 and the bard himself is on the street desperately trying to keep hold of the scripts for his two lost plays 'Cardenio' and 'Love's Labour's Won'. There are references which are either obvious or quite cryptic to all 37 of his existing plays. I have included the swan as the story goes that one flew over the rebuilt Globe Theatre during its first performance."
Signed limited edition hand-produced etching and aquatint. Supplied unmounted. Hand titled and signed by the artist.
About Mychael Barratt
Mychael Barratt was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has been living and working in London since 1984.
Mychael was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers (RE) in 2002, and was elected as President (PRE) in 2013. He was also a founding member of The South Bank Printmakers Gallery in London set up in 2002.
Having been educated at the Symposium School of Art in Winnipeg, Canada and the Novia Scotia College of Art & Design, Mychael also attended St Martin's.
He has exhibited widely across the UK, and in Canada, New Zealand and Cyprus. His exhibitions include several one-man shows.
Mychael's work takes the history of art - painting, film & theatre - amongst its inspirations. His humour combined with his technical ability and inimitable style have made his work highly collectable.