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L & CH

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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The Hungarian Moholy-Nagy encountered Dada and Constructivism in Berlin in 1919–1923 and worked at the Bauhaus in 1923–1928. The cryptic title of this Constructivist painting indicates that it was begun in London and completed after Moholy-Nagy's move to Chicago in 1937. At this time he had totally rejected representationalism. This painting is a study for a construction made of layers of perspex and metal which would harness light and reflections to produce a transient immaterial image.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff




oil on canvas


H 96.5 x W 76.1 cm

Accession number

NMW A 822

Acquisition method

purchased from Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, 1977

Work type


Inscription description

Stretcher: Label: SAN FRANCISO MUSEUM OF ART EXHIBITION MOHOLY-NAGY ARTIST MOHOLY-NAGY TITLE L plus CH 36-38 oil No.2085.48 DATE IN 6/10/48 LENDER: W.A.A.M.D circuit Label: 7 10429 34cm (?) 767 Label: Colorado Springs S.O. 50-536 Box 3 (3 objects) No.3 Label: MARLBOROUGH STOCK NO 31768.1 MOHOLY-NAGY, Laszlo (1895-1946) 1936-9 L & CH Oil on canvas 96.5 x 76cm / 38 x 29 7/8 in Label: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 237 East Ontario St Chicago ILLINOIS 60611 Title


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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