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Studio Bay with View of Taos Pueblo

Studio Bay with View of Taos Pueblo

Artist: Robert M. Ellis (1922 Cleveland, Ohio - 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Department: Art
Date: 1974
Medium: oil, acrylic, charcoal, and collage on canvas
Dimensions:
84 x 68 in. (213.4 x 172.7 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1989 General Obligation Bonds
Object number: PC1991.8.1
DescriptionA mostly monochrome illustration of the indside of a room with two chairs a ladder, a disposable cup, and a table with a televsion. On the television is a color image of instant coffee and out the windows is a color image of the Taos Pueblo.
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Estudio con vistas a Taos Pueblo

1974

óleo, pintura acrílica, carboncillo y collage sobre lienzo

adquisición del museo, bonos de obligación general 1989

PC1991.8.1

View of Taos Pueblo es una pintura engañosamente simple. El estudio que da título a esta obra se encontraba en realidad en la residencia de Albuquerque del artista; es difícil ver Taos Pueblo desde allí, ya que se encuentra a 135 millas al norte. En la obra coinciden muchas incongruencias y tensiones sutiles, incluso modos opuestos de perspectiva y representación ilusionista. Ellis sintetiza una gran variedad de influencias que van desde el minimalismo hacia el arte pop, e incluso encontramos algunos tintes de surrealismo en esta meditación sobre la naturaleza del espacio mítico en el que los artistas reflexionan y producen sus obras.

Robert Ellis

1922 Cleveland, Ohio – 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico

Studio Bay with View of Taos Pueblo

1974
oil, acrylic, charcoal, and collage on canvas

museum purchase, 1989 General Obligation Bonds

PC1991.8.1

View of Taos Pueblo is deceptively simple. The studio of the title was actually in the artist’s Albuquerque home – it is difficult to see the Taos pueblo from here, since it is 135 miles to the north. Other incongruences and subtle tensions pile up, including competing modes of illusionistic perspective and representation. Ellis synthesizes wide ranging influences, from minimalism to Pop, and even a touch of surrealism in this meditation on the nature of the mythic space where artists do their creative thinking and art making.

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