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Full Record: x-1967-sl-1.43/1967_1.43.JPG

Sphere with Colour (Grey and White)

Barbara Hepworth

Oval-shaped piece of veined, green Swedish marble standing on one of its narrow ends. Three holes of different sizes penetrate into the object's center. The holes are painted respectively in a semi-gloss black and matte white.

1903 - 1975

20th century

1965

1967/1.43

Swedish green marble and paint on wood base

rank 6.12385

abstract

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

carvings

circles

geometric abstraction

round (shape)

sculpture

stone

Full Record: x-1955-sl-2.10/1955_2.10.JPG

Composition

Auguste Herbin

Flat, colorful, overlapping geometric and biomorphic abstract forms

1882 - 1960

20th century

1927

1955/2.10

oil on canvas

rank 6.06221

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

face

geometric abstraction

oil painting

rubenism

Full Record: x-1954-sl-2.40/1954_2.40.JPG

Rectangular Bronze Form No. 2

Robert Adams

Thin, double-side, H-shaped bronze sculpture. Each side is made up of a collection of rough rectangle shapes overlapping and butting up against one another. Two rectangle-shaped openings penetrate the piece.

1917-1984

20th century

circa 1953

1954/2.40

bronze with wood base

rank 5.15254

abstract

abstraction

bronze (metal)

geometric abstraction

metalworking

rectangles

sculpture

Full Record: x-1988-sl-1.137/1988_1.137.JPG

Mercurius in the Vessel

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Concentric lines of bright red alternate with lines of blue and green to create an optical illusion of receeding squares. The juxtaposition of these colors also creates an appearance of intersecting orange lines and hues of purple.

born 1930

20th century

1963

1988/1.137

oil on canvas

rank 5.15254

abstraction

geometric abstraction

occultism

oil paintings

op art

spirituality

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.399/1983_1.399FRT.JPG

Little Torso No. 5 (Torse)

Hans Arp

A small polished bronze sculpture of a biomorphic form rising gracefully from a small base. Where it contacts the base, the form stands on two leg-like structures. The form rises from there, narrows, then opens up into a wider, more oblong shape at the top.

1886-1966

20th century

1930; cast 1957

1983/1.399

polished bronze

rank 5.15254

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

bronze (metal)

growth

sculpture

surrealism

torsos

Full Record: x-1948-sl-2.26/1948_2.26.JPG

Pre-Adamic Fruit (Fruit préadamite)

Hans Arp

A small, biomorphically abstract sculpture of bronze grows from a wooden base. Bulbous at the bottom, the shape stretches and narrows in the middle and then expands into a larger shape from which two rounded points rise.

1886-1966

20th century

1938

1948/2.26

bronze with wood base

rank 5.15254

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

bronze (metal)

fruit

growth

sculpture

surrealism

Full Record: x-1975-sl-1.77/1975_1.77.JPG

The Student (L'Etudiante)

Gerome Kamrowski

On a narrow canvas a background of overlapping, rounded segments of blues, grays, and greens suggests rock. These layers build up to warmer colors, and on the surface of the layers are several shapes executed in white line suggestive of cave-painting. The shapes looks like microscopic organisms and are connected by the nerve-like white lines. As a whole, the visual elements are also suggestive of a seated figure, and the white shapes then appear as organs.

1914 - 2004

20th century

1950

1975/1.77

oil on canvas

rank 5.14442

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

figures (representations)

oil painting

spirituality

surrealism

surrealist

Full Record: x-1954-sl-2.39/1954_2.39.JPG

Cactus

Graham Sutherland

Three forms that are simulatenously organic and sculptural stand in a line. At their base they appear sculptural or vessel-like, but further up they become more organic and cactus-like in their form. The table and background are yellow. The forms are executed mostly with white, off-white, and gray.

1903 - 1980

20th century

1950

1954/2.39

oil on canvas

rank 5.14442

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

cacti

growth

oil painting

still lifes

surrealism

surrealist

Full Record: x-1973-sl-1.813/1973-1.813.JPG

Sunset Corner

Helen Frankenthaler

A vast surface of orange yields in the very bottom of the painting to a swath of yellow, under which there is a line of white and green, and under that a thin black line.

1928-2011

20th century

1969

1973/1.813

acrylic on canvas

rank 5.12803

abstraction

acrylic painting (technique)

color-field

lyrical abstraction

sky

sunlight

sunset

Full Record: x-1958-sl-1.137/1958_1.137.JPG

Standing Figure

Alberto Giacometti

An elongated figure with minimal features stands on a small rectangular base with left foot slightly forward. The metal has a texture resembling molten wax.

1901 - 1966

20th century

1957

1958/1.137

bronze

rank 5.12803

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

bronze (metal)

casting (process)

figures (representations)

sculpture

standing

Full Record: x-1957-sl-1.30/1957_1.30.JPG

Construction (Konstruktion)

László Moholy-Nagy

Two tall, rectangular intersecting planes, one black and one white, create the appearance of a tall, minimal structure. Vertical lines of black and white add to the structure, which at its base projects slightly into a rough square shape that seems to delineate a kind of ground or base. The space around the structure is ochre.

Hungary, 1895-1946

20th century

1923

1957/1.30

color lithograph on paper

rank 5.12803

abstraction

bauhaus

color lithographs

geometric abstraction

high-rise buildings

minimal

rectangles

Full Record: x-1959-sl-2.100/1959_2.100.JPG

Man in Motion (Uomo in movimento)

Mino Rosso

A bronze sculpture of an abstracted male figure in motion. His knees are bent as he leans into his movement. His arms are tucked along his torso, and he appears to be propelling his movement with great force. The surface is a bright bronze color but with some patina.

1904 - 1963

20th century

1934

1959/2.100

bronze with wood base

rank 5.12803

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

bronze (metal)

figures (representations)

futurist

men

motion

sculpture

Full Record: x-1977-sl-1.160/1977_1.160.JPG

Golden Section Painting #6

Dorothea Rockburne

folded kraft paper marked with blue pencil affixed to linen

b. 1932

20th century

1975

1977/1.160

kraft paper and blue pencil on linen

rank 5.12713

abstraction

collage

geometric abstraction

hard-edge

origami

Full Record: x-1974-sl-2.51/1974_2.51.JPG

Spitball

Tony Smith

A black granite abstract sculpute. Two "legs" rise up toward one another to meet at a point, making a basic triangle shape. At the bottom of the "legs," two horizontal "feet" protrude away from the object's center and end in four-sided points.

1912 - 1980

20th century

designed 1961; created 1970

1974/2.51

granite

rank 5.12713

abstract

abstraction

geometric abstraction

minimal

sculpture

stone

Full Record: x-1958-sl-2.72/1958_2.72.JPG

White Front

Josef Albers

A white rectangle stretches from near the left edge to the right edge. It has two small verticle ochre rectangles close to either end. Around the white rectangle are sections of yellow and ochre.

American, born Germany, 1888-1976

20th century

1958

1958/2.72

oil on masonite

rank 5.10577

abstract

abstraction

color-field

geometric abstraction

minimal

op art

rectangles

rubenism

squares

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.150.4/1971_2.150.4.JPG

Mandolin Woman (Femme-mandoline), Plate IV, from "Transmutations"

Brassaï (Gyula Halász)

A highly abstracted photographic composition in which the viewer catches glimpses of a female nude seen in the stomach at center and the keyhole glimpse of a breast to the viewer's right; the overall composition is dark with patterned, textured overlapping fabrics

1899 - 1984

20th century

1934-1935; printed 1967

1971/2.150.4

clichés-verre on paper

rank 5.10577

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

clichès-verre

mandolins

musical instruments

nudes

surrealism

surrealist

women

Full Record: x-1953-sl-2.9/1953_2.9.JPG

Abstract Composition (Abstrakte Komposition)

László Moholy-Nagy

A spare and restrained abstract composition, built up out of layers of mostly translucent basic geometric forms. The grey tones of the background are created with large rectangle shapes. In the upper part of the piece is a light colored circle, with a brighter circle inside it. Both are crossed by an axis of bright, thin orange lines. On the left, the point of a triangle protrudes from the edge. It is covered by a faint gray trapezoidal shape. Three small black semi-circles are also visible: one along the lines inside the circles; the other two along the trapezoidal shape and just beneath the triangle.

Hungary, 1895-1946

20th century

circa 1925

1953/2.9

watercolor, India ink, and collage on off-white wove paper

rank 5.07926

abstraction

bauhaus

circles (plane figures)

collages

geometric abstraction

ink

minimal

triangles (polygons)

watercolors

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.138/1997_1.138B.JPG

Stiff Box 12

Lucas Samaras

Made of thick steel, this sculpture has two very distinct halves. One on side, the thick sheet of steel gracefully curves around and back on itself, making loops and rounded edges. On the reverse, the steel is angular, jagged, and sharp, jutting into the spaces in the sculpture's interior and the space around the whole. At the very center of the piece, along the implied dividing line between the two sides, is a relatively small box.

American, born Greece, 1936

20th century

1971

1997/1.138

Cor-Ten steel

rank 5.07926

abstraction

angular

boxes (containers)

curved

direct metal sculpture

geometric abstraction

steelwork

whiplash curves

Full Record: x-1962-sl-1.97/1962_1.97.JPG

Untitled

Lee Bontecou

graphite drawing on cream paper, unframed

born 1931

20th century

1961

1962/1.97

graphite on cream paper

rank 5.07771

abstraction

biomorphic abstraction

drawings

openings by form

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.229/2008_2_229.JPG

D&H Rogue

Richard Francisco

Ombre orange and black abstract forms painted on paper cut out and attached to wood, laid on top of another larger cutout of pink abstract form with “shadows” from the cutout above it painted in red; the paper collage is centered on a large sheet of white paper. Signed “D[orothy] & H[erb] Rogue” in bottom left corner, “R. J. Francisco ‘82” in bottom right corner.

(1942 - )

20th century

1982

2008/2.229

watercolor and ink wash on paper and painted wood

rank 5.04966

abstract

abstraction

collage

collages

geometric abstraction

painting techniques by medium

sketches

watercolors

wood (plant material)

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.131/1997_1.131.JPG

Black Excursion No. 13

Louise Nevelson

Square, rectangular, and circular pieces of wood and formica are assembled in rectilinear, cabinet-like compartments. The entire object is painted black.

1899 - 1988

20th century

1964

1997/1.131

painted wood and black formica

rank 5.04966

abstract

abstraction

assemblage (sculpture technique)

circles

color-field

geometric abstraction

squares

wood (plant material)

Full Record: x-1974-sl-2.22/1974_2.22.JPG

Ocean Park No. 52

Richard Diebenkorn

A canvas saturated in layered shades of muted browns, oranges, ochres, and yellows is crossed by lines, some dark some light, some on the surface, some buried beneath the surface color. A bold horizontal line cuts across about a quarter of the way from the bottom. On the right are several faint verticals. At the top two horizontal lines underlap and overlap with two diagonals.

1922 - 1993

20th century

1972

1974/2.22

oil on canvas

rank 5.01778

abstract

abstraction

color-field

lyrical abstraction

natural landscapes

oil painting

santa monica (inhabited place)

sunlight

Full Record: x-1971-sl-2.150.9/1971_2.150.9.JPG

Young Girl Dreaming (Jeune fille rêvant), Plate IX, from "Transmutations"

Brassaï (Gyula Halász)

A female figure reclines on a divan on her side with her back toward the viewer; Beneath the divan the dark background is lined with a diamond patterning. Behind the figure are textures suggesting pillows or other textiles.

1899 - 1984

20th century

1934-1935; printed 1967

1971/2.150.9

clichés-verre on paper

rank 4.98424

abstraction

beds (furniture)

biomorphic abstraction

clichès-verre

dreams

girls

guitars

musical instruments

nudes

reclining

surrealism

surrealist

Full Record: x-1976-sl-1.231/1976_1.231.JPG

Hydra Study

Brice Marden

At the outer edge a long black rectangle composed of graphite and wax extends upward. Within this border is a white rectangular stripe, following the same arc as the outer black rectangle, which is exposed Arches heavy white paper. An inner black stripe sits at the composition's center composed of the same wax and graphite.

born, Bronxville, New York, 1938

20th century

1975

1976/1.231

graphite and wax on Arches heavy white paper

rank 4.80110

abstract

abstraction

geometric abstraction

geometric patterns

minimal

monsters

op art

rectangles

Full Record: x-1993-sl-2.6/1993_2.6.JPG

Untitled

Frank Stella

Two sets of concentric arcs of bright colors radiate toward one another from the lower left corner and the upper right corner.

born 1936

20th century

1968

1993/2.6

acrylic on canvas

rank 4.80110

abstraction

color-field

curved

geometric abstraction

geometric patterns

minimal

op art

Full Record: x-1997-sl-1.121a-x/1997_1.121.JPG

Cubes and Cylinders

Judy Chicago

Twelve identical cubes and twelve identical cylinders of gold-plated steel. They are rearrangeable.

born 1939

20th century

1967

1997/1.121A-X

milled steel, gold-plating

rank 4.67466

abstract

abstraction

cubes (geometric figures)

geometric abstraction

play (recreation)

sculpture

sets (groups)

solids (geometric)

steelwork

Full Record: x-1969-sl-2.25/1969_2.25.JPG

Untitled Cube

Alvin D. Loving

A framework three-dimensional cube sits at an angle so that one of its corners appears to protrude from the center of the piece. The cube is gray, with dark gray shading on the shadowed edges, and dark and light yellow shading on the lit edges. The canvas is cut to the dimensions of the cube.

1935-2005

20th century

1969

1969/2.25

acrylic on canvas

rank 4.67466

abstraction

acrylic paintings

cubes (geometric figures)

geometric abstraction

geometric shapes

inverted perspective

minimal

op art

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.61.1/1978_2_61_1.JPG

Yellow, from "Sixteen Lithographs in Color"

Sol LeWitt

A suite of 15 lithographs and a composite gage in four colors hand drawn on aluminum plates and printed from those plates by hand. Printed in an edition of 50 on Italia paper by Landfall Press, Inc. Size: 23 x 23”. Contained in a paper box designed by Sol LeWitt with the cooperation of Service Bindery of Chicago, Ill.

1928-2007

20th century

1971

1978/2.61.1

lithograph on Italia paper

rank 4.43839

abstraction

geometric abstraction

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.61.11/1978_2_61_11.JPG

Yellow - Red - Blue, from "Sixteen Lithographs in Color"

Sol LeWitt

A suite of 15 lithographs and a composite gage in four colors hand drawn on aluminum plates and printed from those plates by hand. Printed in an edition of 50 on Italia paper by Landfall Press, Inc. Size: 23 x 23”. Contained in a paper box designed by Sol LeWitt with the cooperation of Service Bindery of Chicago, Ill.

1928-2007

20th century

1971

1978/2.61.11

lithograph on Italia paper

rank 4.43839

abstraction

geometric abstraction

Full Record: x-1978-sl-2.61.12/1978_2_61_12.JPG

Yellow - Black - Blue, from "Sixteen Lithographs in Color"

Sol LeWitt

A suite of 15 lithographs and a composite gage in four colors hand drawn on aluminum plates and printed from those plates by hand. Printed in an edition of 50 on Italia paper by Landfall Press, Inc. Size: 23 x 23”. Contained in a paper box designed by Sol LeWitt with the cooperation of Service Bindery of Chicago, Ill.

1928-2007

20th century

1971

1978/2.61.12

lithograph on Italia paper

rank 4.43839

abstraction

geometric abstraction

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.313/1983_1.313.JPG

WEG VII (White Embossing on Gray)

Josef Albers

American, born Germany, 1888-1976

20th century

1971

1983/1.313

color line-cut on paper

rank 4.34079

abstract

abstraction

geometric abstraction

geometric shapes

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.9/1977_2.9.JPG

Daedalus

Charles Ginnever

Cor-Ten steel abstract sculpture

born 1931

20th century

1975

1977/2.9

Cor-Ten steel

rank 4.34079

abstraction

geometric abstraction

installations (sculpture)

sculpture

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.336.8/1983_1.336.8.JPG

Articulation: Formulation, from the portfolio "Formulation: Articulation"

Josef Albers

American, born Germany, 1888-1976

20th century

1972

1983/1.336.8

screenprint on paper

rank 4.25636

abstraction

geometric

geometric abstraction

geometric shapes

screen prints

Full Record: x-2008-sl-2.231/2008_2_231.JPG

Untitled

Don Hazlitt

Sketch of tightly grouped volumetric forms rendered in thick dark lines with some shading; signed “DH” in upper left corner, “7/84” in upper right corner.

(1948 - )

20th century

1984

2008/2.231

graphite on paper

rank 4.06447

abstraction

cubes (geometric figures)

drawing (image-making)

freehand drawings

geometric

geometric abstraction

geometric figures

geometric motifs

perspective drawings

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.336.10/1983_1.336.10.JPG

Articulation: Formulation, from the portfolio "Formulation: Articulation"

Josef Albers

American, born Germany, 1888-1976

20th century

1972

1983/1.336.10

screenprint on paper

rank 4.03691

abstract

abstraction

geometric

geometric abstraction

geometric shapes

Full Record: x-1967-sl-2.46/1967_2.46.JPG

Untitled, from 'Quantum Suite'

Garo Zareh Antreasian

born 1922

20th century

1966

1967/2.46

lithograph on paper

rank 3.70021

abstraction

geometric

geometric abstraction

geometric shapes

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.386/1972_2.386.JPG

A Black and White Rainbow

Norman Ackroyd

Born 1938

20th century

1970

1972/2.386

aquatint on heavy wove paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.233/1983_1.233.JPG

A Color Etching

Norman Ackroyd

Born 1938

20th century

1968

1983/1.233

etching on paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1965-sl-1.168/1965_1.168.JPG

Ermine

Pat Adams

Born 1928

20th century

1964

1965/1.168

graphite, Aquatec, Liquitex and watercolor on white paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1954-sl-2.42/1954_2.42.JPG

Collage

Robert Adams

1917-1984

20th century

1953

1954/2.42

colored paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1952-sl-2.15/1952_2.15.JPG

Red and Black Composition

Robert Adams

1917-1984

20th century

1949

1952/2.15

color monotype on paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1954-sl-2.44/1954_2.44.JPG

Porto Santo Stefano

Afro (Afro Basaldella)

1912-1976

20th century

1952

1954/2.44

oil on canvas

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1983-sl-1.173/1983_1.173.JPG

ELC 2-B

Josef Albers

American, born Germany, 1888-1976

20th century

1969

1983/1.173

embossed print on paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1988-sl-2.4.1/1988_2.4.1.JPG

Somewhere

L. Alcopley

Germany, 1910-1992

20th century

1987

1988/2.4.1

lithograph on paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1972-sl-2.3/1972_2.3.JPG

Lieu d'interrogation

Pierre Alechinsky

born 1927

20th century

1927-1972

1972/2.3

color lithograph and aquatint on gray paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.33/1977_2.33.JPG

Boeuf gros sel

Pierre Alechinsky

born 1927

20th century

1900-1977

1977/2.33

color lithograph on paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.34/1977_2.34.JPG

Lithosphere

Pierre Alechinsky

b. 1927

20th century

n.d.

1977/2.34

color lithograph on paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.35/1977_2.35.JPG

La Digitale

Pierre Alechinsky

born 1927

20th century

n.d.

1977/2.35

color lithograph on paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1977-sl-2.36/1977_2.36.JPG

Nuit Blanche

Pierre Alechinsky

born 1927

20th century

n.d.

1977/2.36

color lithograph on paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction

Full Record: x-1987-sl-1.272.2/1987_1.272.2.JPG

Untitled

Pierre Alechinsky

born 1927

20th century

1963

1987/1.272.2

color lithograph on paper

rank 3.57002

abstraction