Quinary 6″ Cube #4

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

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.

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

Title
Quinary 6″ Cube #4
Artist
Date
1970
Location
Dimensions
7 387 147 14 in. (18.618.518.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1970.293
Palette
Linked Open Data
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