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Check for portfolio Record Title Artist Physical Description Artist Life Dates Century Object Creation Date Accession Number Medium and Support Secondary Object Type
Full Record: x-1958-sl-2.25/1958_2.25.JPG

Clay Image (Q) (highly abstracted haniwa female figure and pot)

Saitô Kiyoshi

This work is a depiction of haniwa, clay figures used as tomb burial objects during the Kôfun Period (250–338 CE) that have come to be emblematic of Japanese art and cultural traditions.

(active 1907 - 1997)

20th century

1954

1958/2.25

color woodblock print on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1959-sl-2.28/1959_2.28.JPG

Rain (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Saitô Kiyoshi

This work portrays a dynamic, umbrella-studded view of the University of Michigan Diag, based on sketches Saitô made during his trip to Ann Arbor in the fifties.

(active 1907 - 1997)

20th century

1956

1959/2.28

color woodblock print on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1963-sl-2.1/1963_2.1.JPG

Bounded on the West by the Land Under Water

Kay Sage

Four spare industrial structures rise at different angles into an empty landscape. On the viewer's right, a scaffolding rises from the lower corner and angles to the left. On the left, another scaffold structure runs from the bottom corner along the left edge. In the middle, a building-like structure rises from the bottom of the composition and leans into the visual space, resting on a long rectangular solid that is draped with a cloth.

1898 - 1963

20th century

1946

1963/2.1

oil on canvas

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1968-sl-1.81/1968_1.81.JPG

Landscape

Adolph Gottlieb

A landscape reduced to minimal abstract elements. The lower half of the painting is black. The upper half, various shades of white and blue. Two black squares are suspended in the white above the black. A small pale blue circle is between the squares.

1903 - 1974)

20th century

1952

1968/1.81

oil on board

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.170/1983_1.170.JPG

Drawing RIII 7 (Interlacing Triangles)

Bridget Riley

pencil drawing and gouache on paper

born 1931

20th century

1972

1983/1.170

gouache and pencil on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.240/1987_1.240.JPG

Untitled [same as 1987/1.241, entitled "Buddha (B)"; Kannon]; image of a famous 7th-century sculpture at Hôryûji, Nara

Saitô Kiyoshi

Despite the title given by the artist, this print is a highly abstracted representation of a famous 7th century sculpture of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (J. Kannon), in the collection of Hôryûji Temple, Nara.

(active 1907 - 1997)

20th century

1959

1987/1.240

color woodblock print on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1994-sl-1.69/1994_1_69.JPG

Young Woman with Mandolin

Pablo Picasso

This painting depicts the abstract form of a woman sitting in a chair with her head, shown in profile and tilted upward. There is a stringed instrument in her lap and her hands rest on the arms of the chair. It is painted in muted colors of aqua and lavender with brighter areas of yellow, orange and blue. The figure, chair and instrument are created with just a few black lines to suggest their forms.

1881-1973

20th century

1932

1994/1.69

oil on board

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.128/1997_1.128.JPG

Seascape (I), from the portfolio "New York Ten" (C.34)

Roy Lichtenstein

Colored lithograph using Ben Day dots in blue to depict an abstract seascape.

10/28/1923 - 9/29/1997

20th century

1964; published 1965

1997/1.128

screenprint on translucent Rowlux

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1998-sl-2.25/1998_2.25.JPG

Untitled [Woodpeckers perched on the side of a tree]

Kawano Kaoru

This print, as the title indicates, portrays woodpeckers percehed on the side of a tree.

1916 - 1965

20th century

mid 20th century

1998/2.25

color woodblock print on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1998-sl-2.26/1998_2.26.JPG

Untitled [Two cranes]

Kaoru Kawano

This work is an abstrated representation of two cranes.

1916 - 1965

20th century

mid 20th century

1998/2.26

color woodblock print on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1998-sl-2.27/1998_2.27.JPG

Untitled [Four cranes and a person]

Kawano Kaoru

This work is an abstrated depiction of four cranes and a person.

1916 - 1965

20th century

mid 20th century

1998/2.27

color woodblock print on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1998-sl-2.29/1998_2.29.JPG

Untitled [Owls]

Kawano Kaoru

This print portrays an owl in a more abstract way.

1916 - 1965

20th century

mid 20th century

1998/2.29

color woodblock print on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1999-sl-1.104.1/1999_1.104.1.JPG

Seven Aquatints

Robert Mangold

This work is a dark gold square. Within this color area is a circle outlined in green, that touches all four edges of the square, and a smaller square outlined in white.

born 1937

20th century

1973

1999/1.104.1

aquatint printed in colors on BFK Rives wove paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1999-sl-1.104.2/1999_1.104.2.JPG

Seven Aquatints

Robert Mangold

This work is a burnt orange square. Within this color area is a circle outlined in brown, that touches all four edges of the square, and a smaller square outlined in white.

born 1937

20th century

1973

1999/1.104.2

aquatint printed in colors on BFK Rives wove paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1999-sl-1.104.3/1999_1.104.3.JPG

Seven Aquatints

Robert Mangold

This work is a slate green square. Within this color area is a circle outlined in dark gray, that touches all four edges of the square, and a smaller square outlined in white.

born 1937

20th century

1973

1999/1.104.3

aquatint printed in colors on BFK Rives wove paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1999-sl-1.104.4/1999_1.104.4.JPG

Seven Aquatints

Robert Mangold

This work is a dark yellow square. Within this color area is a circle outlined in green, that touches all four edges of the square, and a smaller square outlined in white.

born 1937

20th century

1973

1999/1.104.4

aquatint printed in colors on BFK Rives wove paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1999-sl-1.104.5/1999_1.104.5.JPG

Seven Aquatints

Robert Mangold

This work is a grey colored square. Within this color area is a circle outlined in dark green, that touches all four edges of the square, and a smaller square outlined in white.

born 1937

20th century

1973

1999/1.104.5

aquatint printed in colors on BFK Rives wove paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1999-sl-1.104.6/1999_1.104.6.JPG

Seven Aquatints

Robert Mangold

This work is a green colored square. Within this color area is a circle outlined in gray, that touches all four edges of the square, and a smaller square outlined in white.

born 1937

20th century

1973

1999/1.104.6

aquatint printed in colors on BFK Rives wove paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1999-sl-1.104.7/1999_1.104.7.JPG

Seven Aquatints

Robert Mangold

This work is an olive green square. Within this color area is a circle outlined in gray, that touches all four edges of the square, and a smaller square outlined in white.

born 1937

20th century

1973

1999/1.104.7

aquatint printed in colors on BFK Rives wove paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-2000-sl-2.160/2000_2.160.JPG

Die Säule [The Piillar]

Paul Klee

watercolor and ink on paper

1879-1940

20th century

1926

2000/2.160

watercolor and ink on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-2007-sl-2.102/2007_2_102.JPG

Actress

Emil Nolde

Abstract portrait of an actress, formed by abstract pools of watercolor with only slight detailing laid in after to suggest a bowed head and curved neck.

1867-1956

20th century

1912

2007/2.102

watercolor on brown wove medium-weight paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.253/2008_2_253.JPG

Niemeyer's Fancy

Lucio Pozzi

A small, squat rectangle divided into two halves is centered on a large sheet of paper. The left half is orange at top, red at bottom, with swirling lines of tan and gray; the right half is orange at top, red at bottom, with swirling lines of blue and green. Both sides are dotted with black.

born Italy, 1935

20th century

1993

2008/2.253

watercolor on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.254/2008_2_254.JPG

Gio Ponti's Mirror

Lucio Pozzi

A small, squat rectangle divided into two halves is centered on a large sheet of paper. The left half is a blue wash with black marks; the right half is a light gray wash with blue marks.

born Italy, 1935

20th century

1993

2008/2.254

watercolor on paper

rank 10.18965

abstract

Full Record: x-1948-sl-2.26/1948_2.26.JPG

Pre-Adamic Fruit (Fruit préadamite)

Hans Arp

A small, biomorphically abstract sculpture of bronze grows from a wooden base. Bulbous at the bottom, the shape stretches and narrows in the middle and then expands into a larger shape from which two rounded points rise.

1886-1966

20th century

1938

1948/2.26

bronze with wood base

rank 10.07510

abstract sculpture

Full Record: x-1953-sl-1.27/1953_1.27.JPG

Figure

Henry Moore

A small carved wood sculpture depicting a seated figure with legs crossed.

(Castleford, England, 7/30/1898 - 8/31/1986, Hertforshire, England)

20th century

1932

1953/1.27

lignum vitae with wood base

rank 10.07510

abstract sculpture

Full Record: x-1960-sl-1.181/1960_1.181.JPG

Abstract Form

Peter Voulkos

Large stoneware abstract sculpture with two balanced lateral crescent-shaped forms branching off a central conical structure. Brown with loosely-painted broad brushstrokes in black and incised decoration of rows of dots in a “stitching-like” pattern

(1924 - 2002)

20th century

circa 1960

1960/1.181

stoneware

rank 10.07510

abstract sculpture

Full Record: x-1980-sl-1.213a/1980_1.213.JPG

Growing Forms

David Smith

A roughly teardrop-shaped sculpture of shiny cast aluminum. Within the basic organic shape are several curls and a shape that appears to be a woman or perhaps a fetus. The sculpture sits atop a tall wooden base composed of a stack of fat disc shapes.

1906-1965

20th century

1939

1980/1.213A

cast aluminum on wood base

rank 10.07510

abstract sculpture

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.399/1983_1.399FRT.JPG

Little Torso No. 5 (Torse)

Hans Arp

A small polished bronze sculpture of a biomorphic form rising gracefully from a small base. Where it contacts the base, the form stands on two leg-like structures. The form rises from there, narrows, then opens up into a wider, more oblong shape at the top.

1886-1966

20th century

1930; cast 1957

1983/1.399

polished bronze

rank 10.07510

abstract sculpture

Angry Neptune

Michele Oka Doner

Large bronze sculpture resembling a headless human figure. The surface texture is very rough with deep voids and coarse patches of metal. The brown patina has a whitish tinge.

Born 1945

2008

2009/1.466

cast bronze

rank 10.07510

abstract sculpture

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.467/2009_1.467.JPG

Salacia

Michele Oka Doner

Large bronze sculpture resembling a headless human figure. The surface texture is very rough with deep voids and coarse patches of metal. The brown patina has areas with a greenish tinge.

2008

2009/1.467

cast bronze

rank 10.07510

abstract sculpture

Full Record: x-2009-sl-1.468/2009_1.468.JPG

Strider

Michele Oka Doner

Large bronze sculptures resembling headless human figures standing with one foot forward. The surface textures are all uniquely irregular and rough, with long vertical striations. All have colored patina, one is gold, one is green, and one is whiteish gray.

Born 1945

2008

2009/1.468

cast bronze

rank 10.07510

abstract sculpture