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Twilight Sounds

Artist
Norman Lewis, American, 1909–1979
Date
1947
Material
Oil on canvas
Place made
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 333
Dimensions
23 1/2 x 28 in. (59.7 x 71.1 cm)
framed: 30 15/16 x 35 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (78.6 x 90.5 x 7 cm)
Credit Line
Funds given by Mr. and Mrs. John Peters MacCarthy, the Linda and Harvey Saligman Endowed Acquisition Fund, Billy E. Hodges, and the Art Enrichment Fund
Rights
© The Estate of Norman W. Lewis; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Object Number
88:2007
NOTES
Dense linear forms fill this abstract painting. Strong shades of red, yellow, blue, and white stand out on the gray background. The title, Twilight Sounds, includes a reference to a specific time of day, a moment in the evening when the sun has just slipped below the horizon. Imagine the colors, sounds, and smells you associate with the brief moments just before nightfall.
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