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Barn in Blue Haze

A work made of pastel on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of pastel on white wove paper.

Date:

1979

Artist:

Wolf Kahn
American, born 1927

About this artwork

The barn represented in this drawing is repeatedly used by Wolf Kahn to study the interaction of color, light, and form. Like many of his contemporaries, Kahn worked en plein air, examining the structure from different angles, scales, and times of day to discover its varied meanings, much like Claude Monet did in his famous images of haystacks. When this drawing is viewed with other depictions of the barn, it is possible not only to reconstruct the building in the round, but also to understand Kahn’s perceptions of his surroundings and the different methods he used to explore them.

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Artist

Wolf Kahn

Title

Barn in Blue Haze

Origin

United States

Date

1979

Medium

Pastel on white wove paper

Dimensions

368 × 489 mm

Credit Line

Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection

Reference Number

1988.554.6

Extended information about this artwork

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