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Red Diamond

Jennifer Bartlett

Contemporary Art

Using square steel plates coated with white baked enamel as the basic module, Jennifer Bartlett explores the fine line between representational and abstract painting. Characteristic of her work during this time, Bartlett used this module technique, basic geometric figures, and primary colors—in this case the triangle and the color red—to reveal the fragile line that separates an abstract symbol from an ordinary object, such as a house or a mountain.
MEDIUM Enamel over epoxy silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates
DATES 1977
DIMENSIONS 13 plates, each: 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 86.93
CREDIT LINE John B. Woodward Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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CAPTION Jennifer Bartlett (American, born 1941). Red Diamond, 1977. Enamel over epoxy silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates, 13 plates, each: 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 86.93. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.93_slide_SL3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 86.93_slide_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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Jennifer Bartlett (American, born 1941). <em>Red Diamond</em>, 1977. Enamel over epoxy silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates, 13 plates, each: 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 86.93. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.93_slide_SL3.jpg)

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