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The Moon has been looming overtop of humans since before recorded history. The silent counterpart to the mighty sun, the moon is ever present in our eyes, our minds, and in our imagination. The way the moon has been weaved into different mythologies, religions, traditions, and cultures from all around the world is astounding but also not surprising, as the moon is something we all experience. This introspective look at artworks featuring the Moon strives to make comparisons between works that span centuries and many different style and mediums, all of whom share the same goal of depicting something we see every night, the Moon. 

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Illuminated Landscape

Accession Number
1983/2.78

Title
Illuminated Landscape

Artist(s)
Chet Harmon La More

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1950

Medium & Support
aquatint and etching on paper

Dimensions
12 1/2 in x 14 5/8 in (31.75 cm x 37.15 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mary T. LaMore

Label copy
Based on the painting in the exhibition by the same name, this rich etching and aquatint explores the same composition reinterpreted in another medium. The aquatint is used to create a composition of richly nuanced tonalities, maintaining the dream-like setting of the painting, albeit now purely monochromatic.
Label copy from exhibition "Dreamscapes: The Surrealist Impulse," August 22 - October 25, 1998

Subject matter
Chet LaMore was an American artist and art critic, as well as a former University of Michigan Professor of Art, who concentrated on painting. This etching shows an abstract landscape with a night's sky. Its dream-like feeling is built through subtle differences in the shades of grey.

Physical Description
This print has an abstract, monotone composition of irregular shapes set against a dark background. Two stars are at the top of the print alongside a white orb that looks like a moon. The print is numbered (l.l.) "15/20", titled (l.c.) "Illuminated Landscape" and signed (l.r.) "Chet La More" in pencil. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
landscape

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Abstract (fine arts style)
Landscapes
Surrealism
abstraction
modern and contemporary art
moons
night
sky
stars
stars (extraterrestrial bodies)

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