'Liverpool Counterpoint 5'

LIV.2015.51.5

About this object

The 'Liverpool Counterpoint 5' print is a study of curved ornamentation and "syncopated squares". Kwami was particularly attracted to the "gorgeously incised geometric curves" on a pottery jar from Ghana's Volta Region in the World Museum collection (1.2.11.30) and the way that the jar's curved handles complemented this pattern. He represented a top view of this jar in the middle block of his print.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art: Print
  • Culture
    Ewe; Akan Asante [Ashanti]; Cosmopolitan
  • Artist/Maker
    George Atta Kwami
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Leicestershire: Loughborough
  • Date made
    2014
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Atta Kwami with the assistance of the Art Fund, 2015
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Leicestershire: Loughborough
  • Date collected
    2014
  • Measurements
    500 mm x 330 mm
  • Related people
    George Atta Kwami (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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