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Transposition '89 - High Ground - VI

Transposition '89 - High Ground - VI

(Japanese, 1937-)
Sheet: 57 x 50.2 cm (22 7/16 x 19 3/4 in.); Image: 60.5 x 45.7 cm (23 13/16 x 18 in.)
Location: not on view


This image is made up of plants and grasses formed into abstract shapes, creating a tension between the nearly photographic depiction of natural forms and the geometric design elements of the composition. Nakabayashi demonstrates a fascinating adaptation of the Western etching technique, creating a depth of surface that is recognizably Japanese in its feeling for texture and in the play of black and white that recalls the ideals of traditional calligraphy.
  • East Meets West: Tradition and Innovation in Modern Japanese Prints. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 19-May 28, 2000).
    Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; March 19 - May 28, 2000. "East Meets West: Tradition and Innovation in Modern Japanese Prints."
  • {{cite web|title=Transposition '89 - High Ground - VI|url=false|author=Tadayoshi Nakabayashi|year=1989|access-date=21 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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