Current Location:
Cabinet 1 (FF1) -> Drawer J (FF1)
Location Notes:
IDC; Flat File; Cabinet 1; Drawer J

Punishment of Prometheus

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.253.1
Artist:
Takeshi Takahara
Credit:
GVSU collection
Medium:
Color Etching
Date:
1973
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 27 in Width: 20.5 in
Description:
Two figures surrounded by colored geometric shapes.
Historical Context:
Master print maker Takeshi Takahara uses the Intaglio process to produce his dramatically beautiful 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—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.