8.27.2008

Homage to the Square . . . .




El Lissitzky, Of Two Squares: A Suprematist Tale in Six Constructions, one page of an illustrated book with seven letterpress illustration, 1922, page 10 15/16 x 8 7/8



Here's one last look at the Geo/Metric show. As you might expect in a show on geometric abstraction, the square was a leitmotif that floated throughout the galleries (the rectilinear version of "follow the bouncing ball"). This is a strictly subjective selection.

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Josef Albers, two from Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Josef Albers, 1962, each 16 1/2 x 16 1/2.

Above: Full; below: Tenuous

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Ellsworth Kelly, Purple and Orange from the series Line Form Color, 1951, gouache on paper, 7 1/2 x 8 inches


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Mary Heilmann, Davis Sliding Square, 1978, synthetic polymer paint on paper, 29 7/8 x 22 1/2. I love how the two Jo Baer gouaches are reflected in this work


OK, I have really finished with this series now. I'm moving on to Louise Bourgeois in the next post.

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