Current Location:
Section 42 (VS) -> Bottom Shelf (VS42)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 42; Bottom Shelf

Tantalus II

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.126.1
Artist:
Takeshi Takahara
Credit:
Gift of President Emeritus Arend D. Lubbers
Medium:
Color Etching
Date:
1974
Description:
Human form in front of abstract, colored shapes
Historical Context:
A master print maker and artist, Takeshi Takahara uses the intaglio process to produce his dramatically beautiful prints. Takahara prefers the process of printmaking as a medium because it allows him to develop and revise each piece in the process. The process, unlike traditional printing, allows him to render a one of a kind and dimensional print with no glass and no frame. He prints using Japanese gampi paper because of its strength and transparency. Takahara is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design.