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Medium Still Life

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With its abstract arrangement of colorful forms, "Medium Still Life" demonstrates Davis's use of what he called "color-space." In the late 1920s, the artist had developed the idea that the juxtaposition of strong colors could create spatial relationships within a painting, without the use of...

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Inscription

Upper right: Stuart Davis; Reverse: MEDIUM STILL LIFE STUART DAVIS

Provenance

The artist; Downtown Gallery, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Saidenburg, New York; Downtown Gallery, New York; to William H. Lane Foundation, 1961; to MFA, 1990, gift of the William H. Lane Foundation.

Credit Line

Gift of the William H. Lane Foundation

Copyright

@ The Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

1953

Dimensions

114.3 x 91.44 cm (45 x 36 in.)

Accession Number

1990.396

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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