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Tank Reflections

Tank Reflections

Artist: Robert Peterson (1943 Elmhurst, Illinois - 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Department: Art
Date: 1981
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 x 33 1/4 in. (43.2 x 84.5 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, "The October Show," 1981, Albuquerque United Artists Purchase Award
Object number: PC1981.184.1
DescriptionPainting of several gray tanks with their reflection in a body of water in the foreground.
On view
Text Entries

Robert Peterson
1943 Elmhurst, Illinois - 2011 Albuquerque
Depósitos reflejados
1981
óleo sobre lienzo
adquisición del museo: «The October Show» 1981, Albuquerque United Artists Purchase Award
PC1981.184.1

Las representaciones hiperrealistas son un elemento clave de las pinturas del artista Robert Peterson. Los depósitos de Tank Reflections son formas geométricas de color gris plateado reducidas prácticamente a objetos cilíndricos. Aunque los depósitos se encuentran en un entorno natural y edificado minimizado, son estos objetos y sus reflejos los que dominan la composición, convirtiendo un entorno edificado de aspecto industrial en un conjunto de formas estéticas.

Robert Peterson
1943 Elmhurst, Illinois - 2011 Albuquerque
Tank Reflections
1981
oil on canvas
museum purchase: “The October Show,” 1981, Albuquerque United Artists Purchase Award
PC1981.184.1

Hyper-realistic depictions are a key element in Albuquerque artist Robert Peterson’s paintings. The tanks in Tank Reflections are silver-gray geometric forms reduced to almost purely cylindrical objects. While a minimized built and natural setting surrounds the tanks, the objects themselves and their reflections dominate the composition, turning an industrial-looking built environment into an aestheticized series of forms.