A GenesisArtist(s)Gabor PeterdiArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1967Medium & Supportcolor etching on paperDimensions
20 1/16 in x 14 ⅝ in (50.96 cm x 37.15 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur E. GulickSubject 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 Print Primary Object Typeintaglio printAdditional Object Classification(s)PrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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Abstract (fine arts style)
modern and contemporary art