Accession Number


Alfred Manessier

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

15 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in (40.3 cm x 26.4 cm);28 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (71.28 cm x 56.04 cm);22 1/4 in x 15 3/16 in (56.5 cm x 38.5 cm);15 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in (40.32 cm x 26.35 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Twilight is an abstract print that appears to interpret the transition from day to night. The artist, Alfred Manessier, was a French painter and decorative artist. Around the time Manessier made this print he also made several stained glass windows for churches in France. Religion remained a strong theme throughout his work after he made a three day visit to the Trappist monastery in Orne. It was also this visit that caused him to turn to abstraction. 

Physical Description
This is an abstract print with pinkish and dark brown rectangles and irregular geometric shapes set against a brown background. 

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Abstract (fine arts style)
French (culture or style)
geometric shape
modern and contemporary art

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