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Lyrique No. 19

Bright abstract print featuring a geometric background in cream, black, and gray with semitransparent shapes superimposed upon it: two blue blobs, a red-brown oblong shape, and a prominent yellow rounded shape with three nearly circular holes in it.

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  • Bright abstract print featuring a geometric background in cream, black, and gray with semitransparent shapes superimposed upon it: two blue blobs, a red-brown oblong shape, and a prominent yellow rounded shape with three nearly circular holes in it.

Date:

1952

Artist:

Onchi Kōshirō
Japanese, 1891-1955

About this artwork

This is probably the only impression of this print that Onchi Kōshirō ever made. It was first shown at the Art Institute in 1960 in an exhibition that was meant to offer a comprehensive look at the sōsaku hanga (creative print) movement. As he did here, the artist often used the word “lyric” (or its French form, lyrique), to title abstract works, to encourage viewers to think of his images as poetic expressions.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Onchi Kōshirō

Title

Lyrique No. 19

Origin

Japan

Date

1952

Medium

Paper print

Dimensions

91.4 × 75.5 cm (36 × 29 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Arenberg

Reference Number

1962.1130

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

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