Emile Josome Hodinos Untitled c. 1880s

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This drawing by Emile Josome Hodinos, who was hospitalized throughout his career, 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.
Ink on two sheets of colored paper (recto); Ink on two sheets of paper (verso)
17 1/4 x 7" (43.8 x 17.8 cm)
Gift of Ladislaus Szecsi
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