Current Location:
Section 14 (VS) -> Middle Shelf (VS14)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 14; Middle Shelf

Grey Scape II

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.124.1
Artist:
Takeshi Takahara
Credit:

Medium:
Color etching
Date:
1975
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 9.938 in
Description:
Abstract color etching. A large gray/black object with a red dot is found at the top of the image. A blue gray image flanked by green and blue green shapes is found at the bottom.
Historical Context:
Master print maker Takeshi Takahara uses the Intaglio process to produce his dramatic prints. A professor of print making and drawing at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Takahara prefers the process of print making as a medium because it allows him to develop and revise each piece in the process. Print making, unlike traditional printing, allows the artist to render a one-of-a-kind, dimensional print with no glass and no frame. He prints using Japanese gampi paper for its strength and transparency, applying it to curved wooden slats and sealing it with persimmon juice.