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Sylvia Plimack Mangold

1974

watercolor

10" x 19 7/8"

In the 1960s, Sylvia Plimack Mangold worked in New York as a representational painter while formalist abstraction and Pop Art were the mainstream movements in modern art. Her paintings and works on paper were highly detailed renderings of vacant rooms with bare white walls and hardwood floors. Lines suggested by the edges of floor planks and baseboards contribute a sense of linear perspective. Yet, the illusion of a natural space is complicated by angled walls and eccentric perspectives.

Credit

Purchase, through funds from Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Renfert