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Catalog Number X1968.07.02
Title UNTITLED
Object Name Painting
Artist Yektai, Manoucher (1921-
Dimensions H-36 W-36 inches
Medium Oil on Canvas
Date 1957
Notes A bright and colorful still life of an arranged tabletop, this painting has complicated spatial components. The tabletop holds a decorated blue vase in the foreground with another vase behind it containing a leafy pink flower. Lemons and oranges are scattered across the green expanse of the surface. There is a smaller table in the immediate foreground with a green object on it that looks like a large pimiento olive. This small table has edges that recede into space and a very definate plane, while the tabletop behind it is a large flat plane that doesn't sit flat, but threatens to throw its contents on the floor, further confused by the inclusion of the left edge of this table along the left edge of the canvas which recedes in the opposite direction than the manner already established by the table plane in the foreground. To add to this, there is an ornamental rug laying on the floor underneath the painting that suggests space but is quite flat. All the shifting planes and bright colors make this painting vibrant and unexpectedly compelling.
Search Terms Poindexter Collection
Abstract
Still Life
Art