Marcos Grigorian. Untitled. 1963

Marcos Grigorian

Untitled

1963

Medium
Dried earth on canvas
Dimensions
33 1/2 x 31 7/8" (84.9 x 80.9 cm)
Credit
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Alex J. Gray
Object number
48.1965
Department
Painting and Sculpture
This work is on view on Floor 5, in a Collection Gallery, with 4 other works online.
Marcos Grigorian has 1 work online.
There are 2,326 paintings online.

This work is part of Grigorian's series Earthworks, a group of mostly square-format compositions connected to village life in Iran. Grigorian used natural materials including soil, sand, and mud—typical of adobe-like dwellings—to create textured surfaces. The painting's encrustations of matter create effects of light and shadow that offer a sculptural three-dimensionality. Grigorian organized the first national Tehran Biennial in 1958 after representing Iran in the 1956 Venice Biennale.

Gallery label from 2017

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