Study for The Rock

A work made of oil paint, with traces of graphite, on laminated wood pulp board, hinged to dark green wove paper.

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  • A work made of oil paint, with traces of graphite, on laminated wood pulp board, hinged to dark green wove paper.

Date:

1943/48

Artist:

Peter Blume
American, born Russia, 1906-1992

About this artwork

The Russian-born artist Peter Blume employed the Renaissance technique of making drawings and multiple small-scale paintings in preparation for his large-scale, finished compositions. This drawing, given to the museum by the artist in the 1960s, is one of many studies for the Art Institute’s painting The Rock (1956.338). Taken as a group, these studies demonstrate the artist’s working method and show the progression of The Rock from an idea to the finished painting.

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Artist

Peter Blume

Title

Study for The Rock

Origin

United States

Date

1943–1948

Medium

Oil paint, with traces of graphite, on laminated wood pulp board, hinged to dark green wove paper

Dimensions

107 x 129 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Blume

Reference Number

1963.910R

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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