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Copyright
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Composition

Accession Number
1955/2.10

Title
Composition

Artist(s)
Auguste Herbin

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1927

Medium & Support
oil on canvas

Dimensions
33 7/16 in x 40 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in (84.93 cm x 103.51 cm x 4.45 cm);31 15/16 in x 39 1/16 in (81.12 cm x 99.22 cm);33 7/16 in x 40 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in (84.93 cm x 103.51 cm x 4.45 cm)

Subject matter
This work was produced during a period when Herbin returned to abstraction after working in a more figurative style. In 1931, he would help found the abstractionist group Abstraction-Création with Georges Vantongerloo and Hans Arp, among others. This painting shows non-representional composition of colorful, flat, overlapping geometric and biomorphic abstract forms. He was interested in how the elements of form and color could be arranged to communicate meaning.

Physical Description
This painting has a series of flat, colorful, overlapping geometric and biomorphic abstract forms in greens, yellows, purple, reds, black, grey, and white. The painting is signed in black (l.l.) "herbin".

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
abstract

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Cubist
abstraction
biomorphic abstraction
face
geometric abstraction
modern and contemporary art
oil painting (technique)

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ FFW, Mezzanine ➜ M01 (Joan and Robert Tisch Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art)