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This delicate composition in black and tan features layers of sheer brushwork, inky daubs, and thin lines. Mark Tobey, one of the founders of the American Mystical school of painting, aimed to infuse his work with a sense of mysticism, expressing spirituality through visual art.
John Cage once said of going on a walk with Mark Tobey: “It was the first time that someone else had given me a lesson in looking without prejudice, someone who didn’t compare what he was seeing with something before, who was sensitive to the finest nuances of light. Tobey would stop on the sidewalks, sidewalks which we normally didn’t notice when we were walking, and his gaze would immediately turn them into a work of art. He was attentive to the slightest detail. For him, everything was alive. He had an extraordinary sense of the presence of things.”
Lithograph on paper
Image: 12.5 x 10.25 in.
Paper 17.75 x 14.5 in.
Edition of 80, this copy 13/80. Signed and numbered by the artist with pencil.