Object of Knowledge by Kenneth Nack

Object of Knowledge by Kenneth Nack

Object of Knowledge

Kenneth Nack

Title

Object of Knowledge

 
Artist

Kenneth Nack

  1923 - 2009 (biography)
Year
1951  
Technique
oil on masonite 
Image Size
17 3/4 x 36 1/2" panel 
Signature
signed, lower left 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
dated, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
CF105 
Price
$7,500.00 
Description

Kenneth Nack, who studied in Paris with Ferdnand Leger in 1950, the year he was featured in LIFE magazine as one of the nineteen best young American painters described his work:

"This painting assembles the visual tones and color senses that echo the flow of energy beween the worlds of ancient reality and the worlds of contemporary change."

Nack was influenced by Klee, Miro and the Surrealists, who drew on ancient civilizations, as well as 16th century music notes and cave paintings. This 1951 early Surrealist painting combines intricate painting and drawing done with many layers of glazes and using ground marble and glue, achieving depth with the feeling of collage. The result is a complicated and intriguing work of art that present the viewer with a composition of fresh color and linear movement. A visual mystery that is never fully solved.