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circa 1938
20th century
26.4 cm x 19.7 cm (10 3/8 in. x 7 3/4 in.)

Esteban Lisa (Hinojosa de San Vicente, Spain, 1895 - 1983, Buenos Aires, Argentina) Primary

Object Type: painting
Artist Nationality: Latin America, Argentinean
Medium and Support: Oil on cardboard
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Fundación Esteban Lisa in honor of Dr. Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, 2003
               Accession Number:                2003.74             
Object Description: Esteban Lisa was a pioneer of abstraction in Argentina, although he chose not to exhibit or sell his art. He believed art making was a spiritual, ethical, and philosophical endeavor and considered art and science to be intimately related. He found in abstraction a means to communicate a subjective vision of the cosmos. In the early 1940s, Lisa played with dynamic contrasts of geometric and organic forms, solid and patterned areas, as well as light and dark tones. His muted color palette evokes the hues of the natural world.

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