Esphyr Slobodkina

Honoring the Life and Art of a Pioneer of American Abstraction

The Interconnected Shapes

The Interconnected Shapes

Year: 1950
Type: Painting

Catalog #: SF_0588

Current Location:
Private Collection

Exhibition History:

Esphyr Slobodkina: Journey into Abstraction, Kraushaar Galleries, October 1-30, 2004

Dimensions:
8 3/4 x 5

Esphyr had a process she used quite frequently. She would make sketches on tissue paper until she had a composition she felt was worthy of further development. Next she would apply graphite to the back of the sheet using a pencil. By baring down on the lines with a pencil or pen she would transfer her line to artist board. After enhancing the line she would then paint the composition with gouache paints. This painting was born of this process.