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Quinary 6" Cube #4

1970 Ida Kohlmeyer Born: New Orleans, Louisiana 1912 Died: New Orleans, Louisiana, 1997 oil on canvas mounted on paperboard 7 3/8 x 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (18.6 x 18.5 x 18.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1970.293 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50B


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“Most often, I start [working] with my eyes closed. I don’t want a predetermined image. I think work from that source is often very dead and . . . the things I hope reach the viewer of my work are life and love and color.” Ida Kohlmeyer, Recent Works, 199

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Quinary 6" Cube #4 was made during a time when Ida Kohlmeyer felt she needed a break from painting. She transferred shapes and colors from her two-dimensional work onto small cubes constructed from Plexiglas and wood. These simple cubes provided the foundation for Kohlmeyer’s extensive work in sculpture that developed several years later.

Keywords

Abstract

sculpture

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

paperboard

About Ida Kohlmeyer

Born: New Orleans, Louisiana 1912 Died: New Orleans, Louisiana, 1997

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