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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR49.706
People
Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Australian (Frankfurt am Main, Germany 1893 - 1965 Sydney, Australia)
Title
Exercise in Values and Movement
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1922
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black opaque watercolor, brushed and spattered on cream wove paper
Technique
Collage
Dimensions
47.5 x 43.9 cm (18 11/16 x 17 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: recto, lower right, red paint: Mack
  • label:
    recto, lower left, in typewritten black ink:

    [left]

    Untersuchung einer unvermittelt und
    einer chromatisch über Grau entwickel-

    ten linearen Bewegung- in Bezug auf

    Bewegungsintentität, auf die räumliche

    Dimension und auf die Verschiedenar-

    tigkeit des Dunkelkeitscharakters.




    [center]

    Experiment with movements of black on white and black tones through grey to white

    showing three illusions:

    1) different speed of movement

    2) flat and three dimensional [sic] effects

    3) different intensities of black.

    The same black is used through out.




    English translation:

    Experiment in linear motion, one unmixed and

    one chromatic through grey,

    —in relation to

    the movement intensity, to the spatial

    dimension and to the var-

    iety of the character of darkness.

  • inscription: rector, lower right, in red paint: Mack
  • inscription: verso, upper right, in red paint: No 16
  • label: verso, lower right:

    Museum of Modern Art
    Loan
    A.38.1936
    Bayer
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
BR49.706
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
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Descriptions
Description
Photomechanical print on the verso (not by the artist)
Exhibition History

Bauhaus Art and Design, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/07/1982 - 10/30/1982

The Bauhaus and Harvard, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/08/2019 - 07/28/2019

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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