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Despair I

Artist: Gábor Peterdi (Budapest, Hungary, 1915 - 2001, Rowayton, CT) Primary
Date: 1938
20th century
Dimensions: 17 7/8 x 13 in. (454.03 x 330.2 mm)
Dimensions Extent: sheet
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Soft- and hard-ground etching and engraving
Credit Line: Gift of Ann Chernow, 2023.
Accession Number: 2023.09.01
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Peterdi, Gabor. Printmaking: Methods Old and New, Revised and Expanded Edition. New York & London:MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. and Collier MacMillan Publishers, 1980. VI,36.


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Genre of visual arts in which figurative subjects or other forms are simplified or changed in their representation so that they do not portray a recognizable person, object, thing, etc.; may reference an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object. For the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances, prefer "abstraction." For 20th-century art styles that were a reaction against the traditional European conception of art as the imitation of nature, use "Abstract (fine arts style)."
Prints made from an etched printing plate, which is a metal plate on which a design is made by coating the plate with an acid-resistant substance, creating a design in the coating, and then exposing the plate to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For designs incised directly into a copper plate using a burin or graver, use "engravings (prints)."
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The front part of the head of a human or animal; in vertebrates, the area of the head on which the sense organs of vision and smell as well as the mouth and jaws are located. In humans, the face extends from the forehead to the chin; the term may also be used to describe the part of the front of the head below the forehead, from the eyebrows to the chin.

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