Historiart Print Macbeth by Karl Fitzgerald
Litho print of Macbeth by Karl Fitzgerald, a London-based artist and illustrator specializing in alternative movie posters
Like most of my work, I approached the painting without a fixed idea in mind, allowing the accidental shapes and tones to suggest the final imagery. As I worked, a rough scene emerged - the meeting with the Witches upon the heath. A weary Macbeth and Banquo lead their victorious army homewards across the Scottish moorland. Three Witches perch like crows upon a lifeless tree that reaches its branches across the image as if trying to
ensnare Macbeth. One of the Weird Sisters beckons Macbeth forward, while another grips a sword tightly, and the third prepares a cauldron. To emphasise the otherworldly encounter between the characters, I played with the historical setting. Macbeth and Banquo are portrayed as 11th-century noblemen, whereas the witches are depicted with Bronze Age artefacts, hinting at mysterious ancient origins.
Available as an A2 or A3 open edition print.
Printed on 300gsm uncoated FSC accredited stock.
A2 print: 420 x 594mm
A3 print: 297 x 420mm