Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 2nd Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DeVos; Building C; 2nd Floor; Office 207C

Punishment of Sisyphony I

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.254.1
Artist:
Takeshi Takahara
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Intaglio
Date:
1973
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 23.5 in Width: 19 in
Description:
Abstract artwork with an orange circle with a purple tail in the center; A woman's face is below it; Various marks across the entire piece. 1/50
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.