Tommy's Pond

Accession Number

Tommy's Pond

Gabor Peterdi

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
color etching on paper

20 1/16 in x 14 11/16 in (50.96 cm x 37.31 cm)

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

Subject matter
According to the National Collection of Fine Arts' exhibition catalog Gabor Peterdi: Forty-five Years of Printmaking, Peterdi's work consistently reflects themes of man, nature, and their interrelationships. Additionally, his work his highly influenced by his travels to Mexico, South America, Hawaii, and Alaska. These themes and experiences work together to create sensitive images designed to evoke a sense of continuity and a reaffirmation of life.

Physical Description
This print is constructed of five horizontal bands of color with a semicircular shape at the top center. The bottom-most band depicts tightly clustered organic shapes with dark borders. The next band has a short, thick, curving line in the center, and a couple other dark organic lines above it. The third and middle band has some hatching and some circular shapes. The fourth band, or the second band from the top, is made up of horizontal lines, with many hatched vertical lines over top of them, reminiscent of grass. The top most band depicts a cellular-like structure, consisting of a diamond pattern. The semicircular shape at the top cuts through the top band, and juts partially into the band underneath it. The semicircle has an organic, circular line formation in the center.

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
ponds (water)

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