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Tunnel

Object Details

Artist
Jack Perlmutter
Date
mid 20th Century
Medium
oil on hardboard
Dimensions
30 × 43 1/8 in. (76.2 × 109.5 cm)
Frame: 38 3/8 × 5
1 9/16 × 3 15/16 in. (97.5 × 130.9 × 10 cm)
Cite As
Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Caption
Cubist influences inform this abstracted view from a train exiting a tunnel. Red, orange, gray, and blue geometric forms surround the composition, suggesting movement as the train travels past underground structures and passages of light. A self-described abstract realist, local artist Jack Perlmutter was known for shooting photographs to serve as models for his paintings. It is possible that this painting was composed from the artist’s snapshots of a tunnel from DC’s railroad or early metro.
Accession Number
2019.1.15
Type
painting
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8d0f6047b-759d-4914-9b44-1b813f6bf449
Record ID
acm_2019.1.15
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