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Plate one, from The Never Projected (Lo Nunca Proyectado)

A work made of inkless intaglio on cream wove paper, folded.

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  • A work made of inkless intaglio on cream wove paper, folded.

Date:

1964

Artist:

Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) (Venezuelan, born Germany, 1912–1994)
poetry by Alfredo Silva Estrada (Venezuelan, 1933-2009)

About this artwork

Throughout her career, Gego produced work that located meaning in oppositions: symmetry and asymmetry, stasis and dynamism, light and shadow, visibility and invisibility. These inkless intaglio prints, sheets of paper embossed without pigment to produce barely discernible impressions, resulted from a brief collaboration between the artist and the poet Alfredo Silva Estrada. The imagery Estrada conjures in the poem—shadows, movement, light, and rhythm—are also at the core of Gego’s practice.

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Artist

Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt)

Title

Plate one, from The Never Projected (Lo Nunca Proyectado)

Origin

Venezuela

Date

1964

Medium

Inkless intaglio on cream wove paper, folded

Dimensions

557 × 263 mm; 290 × 268 mm (folded)

Credit Line

Print and Drawing Club Fund

Reference Number

1967.270.2

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