Selected Gifts from Patricia Phelps de Cisneros | MoMA

Selected Gifts from Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Casein on wood and painted metal, 16 1/2 × 21 1/8 × 1 1/16" (41.9 × 53.7 × 2.7 cm). Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund

Raúl Lozza (Argentine, 1911–2008). Relief no. 30. 1946

Casein on wood and painted metal, 16 1/2 × 21 1/8 × 1 1/16" (41.9 × 53.7 × 2.7 cm). Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund

This relief expands the picture plane beyond the confines of the canvas and stretcher. The founder of his own experimental micro-movement in Buenos Aires in the 1940s, Lozza dedicated his career to the exploration of a kind of art that was non-illusionistic and non-metaphorical. He hung works like this one on a long wall painted in a single color; freed from the border of a canvas or frame, Relief No. 30 is meant to exist in an actual three-dimensional space, rather than a simulated one.

 

Laura Hoptman, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture

Casein on wood and painted metal, 16 1/2 × 21 1/8 × 1 1/16" (41.9 × 53.7 × 2.7 cm). Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund
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