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Floor with Laundry No. 3

Sylvia Plimack Mangold

Contemporary Art

Although now known primarily as a landscape painter, Sylvia Plimack Mangold engaged in the realistic depiction of domestic interiors until the mid-1970s. In this painting she painstakingly describes the geometry created by a patterned parquet floor strewn with articles of clothing. Using exaggerated perspective, the artist leads us into the depth of space, implying the large scale of the room. In contrast to the elaborately set up interiors that were the subject of paintings through the nineteenth century, Mangold presents a segment of a modern household where everyone is rushing, and tidying up is the last thing on anyone's mind.

MEDIUM Acrylic and pencil on canvas
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 1971
    DIMENSIONS 44 x 56 in. (111.8 x 142.2cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1993.213
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Ivan and Sharon Koota in memory of Miriam Miller
    RIGHTS STATEMENT © Sylvia Plimack Mangold
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    CAPTION Sylvia Plimack Mangold (American, born 1938). Floor with Laundry No. 3, 1971. Acrylic and pencil on canvas, 44 x 56 in. (111.8 x 142.2cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ivan and Sharon Koota in memory of Miriam Miller, 1993.213. © Sylvia Plimack Mangold
    IMAGE overall, 1993.213_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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