Robert Motherwell / Elegy to the Spanish Republic 108 (The Barcelona Elegy) / 1966Robert Motherwell
Elegy to the Spanish Republic 108 (The Barcelona Elegy)

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Creator Name: Motherwell, Robert
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1915 - 1991
Creator Name-CRT: Robert Motherwell
Title: Elegy to the Spanish Republic 108 (The Barcelona Elegy)
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Creation Start Date: 1966
Creation End Date: 1966
Creation Date: 1966
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil and acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 84 x 147 in. (213.36 x 373.38 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 1967.7
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The Art Museum League Fund
Copyright: Art: © Artist or Artist's Estate/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Context: These two very elaborate Etruscan earrings are called "little bag" (a bauletto) in Italian to describe their cylindrical shape. Attached to one end of each gold cylinder is a large rose made of filigree wire and sheet gold. A series of compartments formed by plaits and ribbons ornaments the cylinders' surface. Each is filled with filigree rosettes or a granulated boss. The granulation, formed by the adhesion of tiny gold globules to the gold base, is exceptionally fine in both pieces. Originally the earrings would have been suspended on hooks, now missing. Such pieces are among the most intricate creations of ancient goldsmiths."Dallas Museum of Art: A Guide to the Collection," page 28
AMICA ID: DMA_.1967.7
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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