Study for a Drawing

Study for a Drawing

1955

Stuart Davis

(American, 1894-1964)

Color screenprint

Sheet: 30.5 x 40.7 cm (12 x 16 in.); Platemark: 18.6 x 19.5 cm (7 5/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Bequest of Lockwood Thompson (by exchange) 1997.156

Catalogue raisonné: Cole/Myers 25

Edition: 100

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Davis, an advocate of abstract art, said he wanted "to express in the materials of art the new lights, speeds and spaces of our epoch. Modern chemistry, physics, electricity...have produced a world in which all the conceptions of Time and Space have been enormously expanded and modern and abstract art both reflect and are an active agent in this expansion."

The lively, colorful pattern of Study for a Drawing conveys constant motion, just like the syncopated rhythm of the jazz Davis loved.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Screenprint
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

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