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I Placed A Jar

Artist: Robert Franklin (aka "Bob") Printer
Artist: Hanlyn Davies (1942 – ) Primary
Artist: Publisher
Date: 1985
20th century
Dimensions: 29 7/8 x 21 5/8 in. (758.83 x 549.28 mm)
Dimensions Extent: sheet
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Offset lithograph on paper
Edition Size: 100
Credit Line: Partial gift of the Brandywine Workshop and Archive and Museum Purchase with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2022.
Accession Number: 2022.17.11
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"I Placed a Jar.... contains dense layers of green that form the shape of a jar in the center of the print. Predominating colors inside the jar are yellow, brown, blue, and green. At first glance these colors appear to be a pattern. When the paper is held sideways the jar becomes a forest landscape. The artist's objective is an illusionism apparent only when studying the work from different positions. The title of the print provides clues necessary to understand how to look and experience the visual pleasures offered by nature as expressed in the print."
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

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