Radiante

  • Olga Albizu, Radiante, 1967, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of JPMorgan Chase, 2013.17

Exhibition Label
In Radiante, Albizu rhythmically applied large blocks of pigment against a yellow background to orchestrate what she called “a conversation between color and form.” Her vivid palette conveys that, like other abstract expressionists, she believed in the emotive power of color. Albizu’s works are recognized worldwide because her canvases graced the covers of several RCA and Verve jazz albums, including the bossa nova classic Getz/Gilberto (1964). One of the first Puerto Rican artists to embrace abstraction, Albizu studied with painter Esteban Vicente before moving to New York City. There she became a student of Hans Hofmann, the German émigré artist who had a decisive impact on midcentury American art.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013

Title
Radiante
Artist
Date
1967
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
68 x 62 in. (172.7 x 157.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of JPMorgan Chase

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Highlights
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2013.17
Palette
Linked Open Data
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