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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR49.722
People
Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Australian (Frankfurt am Main, Germany 1893 - 1965 Sydney, Australia)
Title
Exercise in Advancing and Receding Values
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1922-1923
Period
Modern
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Collage of opaque watercolor painted paper squares and traces of graphite on tan wove paper
Dimensions
65 x 50 cm (25 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: recto l.r., red watercolor: MACK
  • label: Label text: recto, l.l, typewritten in black ink: Tone and shades superimposed form similar shading from black to white, result: / The superimposed energies of form and shade create and [sic] illusion of advancing / or receding according to whether the [sic] are logically or illogically arranged.

    recto, l.l., in pencil: FOR 3
  • exhibition label: verso, l.r., black ink: Museum of Modern Art / Loan / A.38.1637 / Bayer
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
BR49.722
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

John David Farmer and Geraldine Weiss, ed., Concepts of the Bauhaus: The Busch-Reisinger Museum Collection, exh. cat. (1971), cat. no. 5

Exhibition History

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

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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