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The Deluge

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In the 1950s Guston achieved international acclaim with his lushly painted pure abstractions, so the introduction of caricature-like figural imagery in the late 1960s was startling and highly controversial. The Deluge belongs to this period of transition. Although abstract, the title forces the...

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Provenance

The artist; with Musa Guston Estate, New York; to MFA, Boston, 1992.

Credit Line

Bequest of Musa Guston

1969

Dimensions

195.6 x 325.1 cm (77 x 128 in.)

Accession Number

1992.509

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Contemporary Art

Classifications

Paintings