{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 1025, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/1025", "Disp_Access_No" : "1960.2", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1957", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1957", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1957", "Disp_Title" : "Calligraphics", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Isamu Noguchi", "Sort_Artist" : "Noguchi, Isamu", "Disp_Dimen" : "70 5/8 x 18 x 3 5/8 in. (179.4 x 45.7 x 9.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "70 5/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "18 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "overall", "Medium" : "Iron, wood and rope", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Cast iron, wood and rope", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Isamu Noguchi’s father was a Japanese poet and his mother was an American writer. Although he was born in California and lived much of his life in the U.S., Noguchi’s travels reflected his own East-West duality. The artist spent his childhood traveling throughout Japan with his mother. As a young man he went to Paris to study with the abstract sculptor Constantin Brancusi. In China, he studied the ancient art of calligraphy. In the sleek, mid-century forms of Calligraphics, Noguchi combined his love of modern sculpture and calligraphy. The two shapes suggest abstract versions of Japanese characters: ni meaning “the sun” (like the red sun on the flag of Japan) and hon meaning “the origin” (perhaps his own). [Summer 2015]", "Dedication" : "R. T. Miller Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Sculpture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Chiyo Ueyama notes that the sculpture suggests abstracted versions of the characters for "nihon," the Japanese name for Japan: the two characters translate to "the sun" (ni) and "the origin" (hon).", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/60.2_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/60.2_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/60.2_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/60.2_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "12408", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }