Art Across the Ages, A Selection of Treasured Works

 

Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1899-1988

Title of Work

Plant

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Date of Work

1975

Medium

Constructed and painted wood

Edition #

60/950

Signature

Near bottom of sculpture

Height

6 1/2"

Width

3 1/2"

Depth

2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: S3D

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Louise Nevelson’s sculpture combines seemingly unremarkable pieces of wood into intricate modernist abstractions evoking the geometric skyscraper silhouettes of early twentieth-century New York. Although her work is typically monochromatic, the play of light and shadow through the canyons and crevices of her sculptures adds a dimension of excitement—and emphasizes the importance of looking for the beauty hidden in the mundane.

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