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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR49.704
People
Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Australian (Frankfurt am Main, Germany 1893 - 1965 Sydney, Australia)
Title
Color Exercise
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1922
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/225115
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Collage of cut and painted papers on off-white wove paper
Technique
Collage
Dimensions
image: 44.3 × 33.5 cm (17 7/16 × 13 3/16 in.)
mount: 56.1 × 42.4 cm (22 1/16 × 16 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at l.r.: Ludwig Mack; in gouache at l.l. of mount: L. Mack 1922
  • inscription: recto, lower right, in pencil: Ludwig Mack
  • inscription: recto, lower left, in pencil: 22
  • inscription: recto, lower left, in red paint: L. Mack 1922
  • inscription:
    recto, lower center, in black ink, in artist's hand:

    Weiss-Schwarz-Stufung = ergibt das Räumlich-näher bei Weiss, das Räumlich-Ferner bei Schawrz. Im Gegensatz hierzu (zur Raumbewegung) ist Gelb (als aggressiv, aus der Fläche/heraus-tretend) hinter das Schwarz gesetzt,—und Blau (als passiv, in die Tiefe führend) auf das eiß verworfen.

    Resultat: das Blau drückt das Weiss der grau Stufung zuruck und das gelbe Feld hebt das Schwarz heraus.




    English translation:

    White-Black Scale = show the spatial advance of white, the spatial recession of black. Contrary to this (the spatial movement) is yellow (as aggressive, advancing from the surface) put underneath black,—and blue (as passive, tending toward depth) covering the white. Result: The blue pushes the white of the greyscale back and the yellow field raises the black up.l.c., graphite, handwritten, in artist's hand
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
BR49.704
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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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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