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Duet

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Duet

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Adolph Gottlieb
American, 1903–1974

Date

1962

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

63.2

Dimensions

84 x 90 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 301

Description

Adolph Gottlieb’s series of “imaginary landscapes” and “bursts,” such as Duet, presents the duality of an earthbound realm and a transcendent cosmological one. Gottlieb, like his fellow Abstract Expressionists, constantly sought inspiration from the subconscious and “the simple expression of the complex thought.” Gottlieb’s art increasingly became painting about painting—a meditation on the process of applying liquid pigment to canvas.

Credit

Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller

Image Copyright

© Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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