Details

Title

Etamin

Artist/Maker

Paul Feeley (American, 1910–1966)

Date

1965

Medium

Oil-based enamel on canvas

Dimensions

60 x 60 inches

Credit

Purchase in honor of Marilyn Troup, Art Partners President, 2006-2007, with High Museum of Art General Acquisitions Fund

Accession #

2007.29

On View

Currently not on view

Paul Feeley’s early work consisted primarily of painted portraits, murals, and expressionistic paintings, but in the mid-twentieth century he began to suppress gesture and representation in favor of a simplified vocabulary of pulsating forms. During this time Feeley developed his signature organic shapes, an idiosyncratic vocabulary of loopy figures such as bowling pins and light bulbs. Transformed into spare, gridded compositions that are both abstract and symmetrical, these paintings in flat, muted colors possess both graphic mastery and understated complexity.

Image Copyright

© Paul T. Feeley Estate

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