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Lyrique No. 31: Sorrowful Excitement

A work made of paper print.

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  • A work made of paper print.

Date:

1954

Artist:

Onchi Kōshirō
Japanese, 1891-1955

About this artwork

Onchi Kōshirō produced many works titled, like this one, with a variation on Lyric. He explained this choice for one series of prints by saying, “Art is not something that can be grasped by the mind, it is understood by the heart … [and] I will call this kind of work a ‘lyric.’” The muted palette of this particular work conveys melancholy while the angular black shapes and layered gray forms hint at movement.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Onchi Kōshirō

Title

Lyrique No. 31: Sorrowful Excitement

Origin

Japan

Date

1954

Medium

Paper print

Dimensions

58.8 × 44.6 cm

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Arenberg

Reference Number

1962.1132

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