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Tondo

Accession Number
1991/2.103.2

Title
Tondo

Artist(s)
Ilya Bolotowsky

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1979

Medium & Support
screenprint on paper

Dimensions
22 1/4 in x 30 in (56.5 cm x 76.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Reuven Bar-Levav

Subject matter
In this work, Bolotowsky's interest in exploring pure geometric form and color is clear. The artist was profoundly influenced by Piet Mondrian and his Neo-Plasticism, which it shows in Bolotowsky's experimentation with non-objective representation. His work of the 1970s, like this one, tended not to conform to the shape of the page but, at the same time, still strove for harmony and equilibrim. This screenprint is part of a series of four prints produced as a portfolio.

Physical Description
In this abstract screenprint, a large red circle is broken up by vertical and horizontal white lines. In addition, there are horizontal yellow and blue lines in the bottom right portion of the circle. The page is signed (l.r.) "Ilya Bolotowsky" and numbered (l.l.) "154/225" in pencil.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Abstract (fine arts style)
Nonobjective
Russian-American (culture)
abstraction
circles (plane figures)
geometric shape

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