Ombres Gravées

Ombres Gravées
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Inventory
Collection Number: 
17372
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist Dates: 
1904-1967
Artist Nationality: 
French
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is an etching on paper print comprised of hatched fields that form a geometric diamond design. by Henri-George Adam.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
23 3/4 inches
Width: 
1 3/4 inches
Height: 
31 1/2 inches
Description: 

This original print is 41 out of a series of 50, signed at dated by Henri-George Adam in 1956. Seven rectangular fields arrange to comprise an angular abstract composition. Each field has a base layer of hatching executed with grid-like precision. Within the fields, abstract shapes layer over one another creating new shapes altogether with the resulting varying opacities. A diamond emerges from the composition along with prominent horizontal striations in the upper register. The title, "Ombres Gravées", translates roughly to "serious shadows", which offers a fitting analysis of the work. Adam was a 20th-century French engraver and non-figurative sculptor out of the Ecolé de Paris. He became well-known for his tapestry work and later taught engraving at the Ecolé Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes