Approaching Storm, Manhattan by Armin Landeck

Approaching Storm, Manhattan by Armin Landeck

Approaching Storm, Manhattan

Armin Landeck

Title

Approaching Storm, Manhattan

 
Artist

Armin Landeck

  1905 - 1984 (biography)
Year
1937 printed later 
Technique
etching and engraving 
Image Size
9 x 8 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
100 
Annotations
Ed 100 and dated 1937 after the signature; Anthony Kirk's embossed printer's chop in the lower left corner of the paper 
Reference
LC 2, Kraeft 65, illustrated p. 53 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
TILA105 
Price
$3,500.00 
Description

Manhattan's urban landscape provided Landeck with a rich source of imagery for his prints. In Approaching Storm, Manhattan, the view of the city is from a rooftop where the curved top of the ladder stands in contrast to the hard-edged buildings and their angular shadows.

Many artists were fascinated by what "modernity" brought to the landscape, and were able to see the beauty despite the beast. For this intaglio, Landeck was inspired by the hard angles of the skyscrapers and rooftops, contrasted with the random billowing clouds in the background. His use of etching and the engraving burin allows Landeck to create a direct, precisionist, crisp composition, using just lines.