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Architectural Abstraction

1962
20 1/8 x 27 1/8 in. (51.1 x 68.9 cm)

Alfonsas Dargis
American (Mazeikiai, Lithuania, 1909 - 1996, Friedrichshafen, Germany)

Object Type: Watercolor
Medium and Support: Watercolor, oil and ink on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Gertrude H. Moore
Accession Number: 1964.81
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Location: Not currently on view

The soft-edged haziness of the architectural forms in this painting, an effect resulting from the layering of different paint colors, gives it a dreamlike quality that contrasts with Dargis’s graphic, linear woodcuts. The artist was a master of multiple techniques.

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Artist's signature, lower right: Alfonso Dargis

Date, lower left: 1962


Provenance
Gift of the artist to Gertrude Herdle Moore, 1962; her gift to the Gallery in 1964

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