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Twilight Sounds

Twilight Sounds

Twilight Sounds

Twilight Sounds

Date: 1947

Artist: Norman Lewis, American, 1909–1979

Medium: oil on canvas
23 1/2 x 28 in. (59.7 x 71.1 cm)
framed: 30 15/16 x 35 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (78.6 x 90.5 x 7 cm)
Credit Line: Funds given by Mr. and Mrs. John Peters MacCarthy, the Linda and Harvey Saligman Endowed Acquisition Fund, Billy E. Hodges, and the Art Enrichment Fund
Object Number: 88:2007
Classification: PAINTINGS
Current Location:On View, Gallery 333
Notes:Dense linear forms fill this abstract painting. Strong shades of red, yellow, blue, and white stand out on the gray background. The title, Twilight Sounds, includes a reference to a specific time of day, a moment in the evening when the sun has just slipped below the horizon. Imagine the colors, sounds, and smells you associate with the brief moments just before nightfall.
Exhibition History
Title: African American Abstraction/Norman Lewis
Date: January 18 – March 23, 2008
Venue: SLAM

Title: Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976
Date: May 2, 2008–June 16, 2009
Venue: The Jewish Museum
Venue: SLAM
Venue: Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Title: Norman Lewis: Social Realism to Abstraction, 1933-1948
Date: February – February 28, 1997
Venue: Ben Shahn Galleries

Title: Norman W. Lewis, 1909-1979: Linear Abstractions
Date: October 22 – December 14, 2002
Venue: Bill Hodges Gallery

Publication History
Title: Action / Abstraction : Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976
Year Published: 2008

Title: Museum News : African American Art in the Museum's Galleries
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Edition: Januay-March
Year Published: 2009

© The Estate of Norman W. Lewis; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY