Untitled

  • Maurice Golubov, Untitled, 1948, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost, 1986.92.28

Exhibition Label

The complex of arcs, diagonals, and circles within circles give Untitled the look of a landscape seen from above. Tawny browns are reminiscent of tilled earth, and rectangles of green suggest fields of new growth. Golubov, who had immigrated with his family from tsarist Russia when he was twelve, said he had no theories about art. Instead, he wanted “to make order out of chaos,” and so created “landscapes of the mind.”

Modern Masters: Midcentury Abstraction from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2008

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
1948
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
41 1/2 x 45 1/4 in. (105.4 x 114.9 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
1986.92.28
Palette
Linked Open Data
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