Untitled

  • David Smith, Untitled, ca. 1951, ink and tempera on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1979.104

Exhibition Label
Smith made drawings throughout his career, often as studies for sculpture, but occasionally as independent works of art. In this simply rendered landscape, abstract lines suggest organic forms and lively motion, like birds in flight and trees swaying in the wind. The touches of blue tempera enliven the lines and declare this drawing to be one of his intentionally finished pieces.

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
ca. 1951
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 18 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. (46.3 x 59.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
ink and tempera on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1979.104
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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