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Rocky Mountains

Accession Number
1962/2.15

Title
Rocky Mountains

Artist(s)
Vaclav Vytlacil

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1953

Medium & Support
oil pastel and paint on paper

Dimensions
21 1/16 in x 28 7/16 in (53.5 cm x 72.23 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Neuberger

Subject matter
Vaclav Vytlacil was an American artist and educator who helped found the American Abstract Artists association. His earlier works were more characteristic of a modernist style but in the 1940s and 1950s he became more focused on abstract landscapes that featured a liberal use of color and a less stringent structure. Rocky Mountains is an abstract landscape of snow covered mountains within the Rocky Mountain range. A small town sits at the base of the mountain which is covered with what appear to be ski lifts and trails.

Physical Description
This loosely sketched landscape shows a large white mountain with blue sky beyond. Some details and highlights are created in yellows, reds and blacks.  

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
landscape

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
American (North American)
abstraction
landscapes (representations)
modern and contemporary art
mountains
skiing
winter

3 Related Resources

Winter Break SC 2018
(Part of: FFW Lower Level Study Cases     )

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