Quinary 6″ Cube #4

Copied Ida Kohlmeyer, Quinary 6" Cube #4, 1970, oil on canvas mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1970.293

Artwork Details

Title
Quinary 6″ Cube #4
Date
1970
Dimensions
7 387 147 14 in. (18.618.518.5 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of the artist
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1970.293

Artwork Description

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.

Luce Object Quote

“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