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Sample Book Page, Mural Scrolls, 1948

This is a Sample book page. It was manufactured by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.. It is dated 1948 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is screen printed on canvas. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Miro’s use of simplified forms and limited color palette created stylized forms but did not fully abstract. These naïve renderings frequently reduced traditional forms to geometrical compositions and reflected primitive inspirations seen in other modernists’ works. Miro is known to have developed a new kind of pictorial space, which is reflected here, that is vaguely reminiscent of that seen in ancient cave paintings.

This object was donated by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.. It is credited Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc..

Its dimensions are

H x W: 30 x 44.5 cm (11 13/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

MS in circle

Cite this object as

Sample Book Page, Mural Scrolls, 1948; Manufactured by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc. (United States); screen printed on canvas; H x W: 30 x 44.5 cm (11 13/16 x 17 1/2 in.); Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.; 1953-61-1-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Esperanza Spalding Selects.

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