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Artist: Michael Goldberg, American, 1924 - 2007

Piede Vicentino (Vicentine Foot), from the series Codex Coner

1980

Colored lecturer chalk and charcoal on paper

Sheet: 110.8 x 77.7 cm (43 5/8 x 30 9/16 in.)
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2009.67.11

<P>From the exhibition <EM>Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery</EM>:</P>
<P>Though Herbert Vogel knew Michael Goldberg from the 1950s New York art scene, the Vogels did not begin acquiring Goldberg's work until the 1970s, at which point the couple bought work directly from the art&shy;ist's studio in the Bowery. Goldberg experimented with dynamic gesture, vibrant color, and emotionally charged abstraction, all defining characteristics of Abstract Expressionism, which swept through New York after the Second World War. In <EM>Piede Vicentino</EM>, broad, bold brushstrokes and strong diagonals infuse the work with pervasive energy. The title of the series from which this work comes is taken from an early sixteenth-century album created by a Florentine architect, and famously copied by Michelangelo, that illustrates details of Roman buildings. <BR></P>

Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and watercolors
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 173.

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