A Genesis

Accession Number

A Genesis

Gabor Peterdi

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
color etching on paper

20 1/16 in x 14 ⅝ in (50.96 cm x 37.15 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Gulick

Subject matter
This abstract print is part of the portfolio, A Genesis, which included 14 additional etchings by Peterdi as well as 15 poems by John Ciardi. According to the National Collection of Fine Arts' exhibition catalog Gabor Peterdi: Forty-five Years of Printmaking, Peterdi's work consistently explores nature, man, and their interrelationships. These relationships work to evoke a sense of continuity and a reaffirmation of life.

Physical Description
Along the bottom of the composition are two horizontal bands with white borders. Within these bands are organic shapes bordered in dark lines. At the top half of the composition is square with white borders that showcases a heavily lined scene reminiscent of waves in the ocean. The background of the piece is highly texturized.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Additional Object Classification(s)

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Abstract (fine arts style)
modern and contemporary art