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Moon with Grass by Unknown Artist
Moon with Grass by Unknown Artist

Moon with Grass, 1909

Unknown Artist

The muted tones and bold shapes in this artwork look distinctly modern, though the print was made over a hundred years ago. A huge silver-gray moon rises behind a field of delicate stalks of grass, seen very close up. On the right side, the moon’s sharp edge slices through the vegetation, calling attention the artist’s touch. Thick, irregular paint strokes form the plants’ white shoots, and black ink creates their stems. These unrealistic colors lend the composition an elegant, abstract quality.

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