You are here:
Sheet: 59.4 x 43.8 cm (23 3/8 x 17 1/4 in.); Image: 59.4 x 27.7 cm (23 3/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1989.16
© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Catalogue raisonné: Passuth 124
In 1920 the Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy moved to Berlin where he met members of the Russian and German avant-garde who had given up the traditional sculptural techniques of modeling, carving, and bronze casting to experiment with three-dimensional abstract constructions. Moholy-Nagy reduced the components of his compositions to essential geometric shapes and also used transparent elements. Moholy-Nagy's "glass architecture," with its strict order of intersecting elements and purity of forms, achieves harmony and equilibrium. Exploiting the rich blacks and fine gradations of tone possible with lithography, he produced the same effect in two-dimensions.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
Is something not working on this page? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.