Unknown Artist. Untitled. 1901

Unknown Artist Untitled 1901

  • Not on view

This drawing by an unidentified institutionalized artist was included in The Museum of Modern Arts 1936 exhibition Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism and was acquired by the Museum during the show. In that exhibition, it was presented in comparison to work by professional artists, representing the state of complete immersion in a personal reality that many modernist artists sought to achieve through the exploration of dreams and fantasy. Although some did not approve of the inclusion of the art of the insane in this context, many artists looked to this material for inspiration.

Gallery label from Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing, March 26–July 7, 2008.
Medium
Pencil on paper
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 8 3/4" (34.3 x 22.2 cm)
Credit
Gift of Ladislaus Szecsi
Object number
SC110.1936
Department
Drawings and Prints

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