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Forme No. 9: About Black Color

A work made of paper print.

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  • A work made of paper print.

Date:

1949

Artist:

Onchi Kōshirō
Japanese, 1891-1955

About this artwork

Onchi Kōshirō sometimes made monochromatic prints like this one as a way to explore the properties of a single color and its capacity to create a certain mood. Here, the pigment within each black square has a depth and texture that is more commonly seen in paintings. The dark forms block the printed image below, perhaps to convey the absoluteness of the color.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Onchi Kōshirō

Title

Forme No. 9: About Black Color

Origin

Japan

Date

1949

Medium

Paper print

Dimensions

56.2 × 48.2 cm

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Arenberg

Reference Number

1962.1115

Extended information about this artwork

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