Esphyr Slobodkina

Honoring the Life and Art of a Pioneer of American Abstraction

Japanese Abstraction

Japanese Abstraction

Year: 1950-53
Type: Painting

Catalog #: SF_0769

Current Location:
Private Collection

Exhibition History:

Esphyr Slobodkina: An Introspective, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, February 16-March 18, 1984; Tufts show, 1992.

Dimensions:
54 x 38 1/2

“Japanese Abstraction, a long, oval painting in browns, duns and mauves, takes place within clearly delineated architectural space. A corner is evident in the lower right of the canvas; simple stick shapes, reminiscent of streamlined Japanese characters, white shapes that look like origami birds with orange crests, and larger planes all float in deep space, at odds with one another but strikingly harmonious”.