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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
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/225070
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
  • 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
  • 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.

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
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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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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