Untitled

  • Albert Eugene Gallatin, Untitled, 1936, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost, 1986.92.24

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This small oval image recalls the format of traditional miniature paintings but, instead of a portrait, shows an abstract composition of squares and rectangles. The curved border appears to contain the shapes within, as if they might drift apart on a larger canvas. Unlike many abstract artists who concentrated on the surface of the canvas, Albert Eugene Gallatin suggested a certain amount of depth by layering the colored squares, rectangles, and triangles so that the viewer’s eyes try to determine which shapes are on top of the “pile” and which are underneath.

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
1936
On View
Dimensions
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
image: 11 x 8 in. (27.9 x 20.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
1986.92.24
Palette
Linked Open Data
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