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Lyubov Popova


Painterly Architectonic

  • Painterly Architectonic
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About this artwork

This is one in a series of abstract paintings Popova produced in 1916, called Painterly Architectonics. These works are characterized by dynamic, overlapping planes which seem to float in space. In creating these paintings, Popova was influenced by the work of the Russian artist Kasimir Malevich, who had reduced the cubist style to a basic language of squares and rectangles. The coloured diagonal shapes in this painting suggest movement but also a sense of balance. The modelling of the shapes suggests a light source from outside the frame.

Updated before 2020

Artist:
Lyubov Popova (1889 - 1924) Russian
Title:
Painterly Architectonic
Date:
1916
Materials:
Oil on board
Measurements:
59.40 x 39.40 cm; Framed: 75.50 x 55.50 x 8.50 cm
Object type:
Painting
Credit line:
Purchased 1979
Accession number:
GMA 2080
Gallery:
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern One) (On Display)
Subjects:
Form
Glossary:
Abstract Art Avant-garde Constructivism
Artwork photographed by:
Antonia Reeve

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Lyubov Popova

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