Kyoto Calligraphy Lesson

Artwork

Identifier:
2007.083.1
Artist:
Nicholas Hill
Medium:
Mixed Media
Date:
circa 2005
Dimensions:

Description:
Large vertical piece; white and blue. White Chinese calligraphy cutting through blue strip and dripping paint towards bottom. Black and white shapes both above and below the calligraphy.
Historical Context:
Inspired by images from a calligraphy lesson book, artist Nicholas Hill has conducted an explosion of mark-making using the light sensitive medium of cyanotype. Each image is drawn by pouring light-sensitive liquid onto a piece of paper, then tilting and folding it in order to create gestural, calligraphic marks. The sheet is then exposed to the sun, while Hill uses hand drawn transparencies as negatives to layer one image atop another.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term
mixed media
Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor; Suite 3090; Rm. 3105