Miller, Lilian (1895 - 1943), "Cathedral Cliffs, Diamond Mountains, Korea"
|Title||Cathedral Cliffs, Diamond Mountains, Korea|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Edition||First and only.|
|Publisher||The Artist - Privately Published|
|Reference No||Brown: Fig. 57; Cat. 70|
|Size||15 x 10 -1/2 "|
|Condition||Very fine, superb colors.|
Notes: While space, tone and texture are perhaps the primary areas of Miller's formal exploration, she also investigates the properties of line and composition within images which seem at first glance to be naturalistic renderings of observed scenes. In this print, Miller presents a series of needle-like spires rendered with subtly modulated outlines suggesting the translation of a brush painting into the print medium. The absence of figures brings attention to the formal properties of the these mountains, which primes the viewer to look at the Orient in terms of romantic beauty.
Miller's prints were based largely on sketches and paintings made in Korea. She would employ painting and photography to prepare her prints; working hard to get the line and balance of her picture just as she wants it.
Provenance: Acquired directly from a descendant of the L.M. Miller family. This was accompanied with the entire family collection of remaining works; including original paintings, pencil sketches and one of a kind proofs.