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Untitled

1948 Maurice Golubov Born: Vetka, Russia 1905 Died: Peekskill, New York 1987 oil on canvas 41 1/2 x 45 1/4 in. (105.4 x 114.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost 1986.92.28 Not currently on view


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The complex of arcs, diagonals, and circles within circles give Untitled the look of a landscape seen from above. Tawny browns are reminiscent of tilled earth, and rectangles of green suggest fields of new growth. Golubov, who had immigrated with his family from tsarist Russia when he was twelve, said he had no theories about art. Instead, he wanted “to make order out of chaos,” and so created “landscapes of the mind.”

Modern Masters: Midcentury Abstraction from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2008

 

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Abstract - geometric

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Maurice Golubov

Born: Vetka, Russia 1905 Died: Peekskill, New York 1987

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