Ascending Balloon

Ascending Balloon
Artist:
Lyonel Feininger (American, 1871-1956)
Date:
1920
Medium:
Watercolor and India ink on laid paper 
Dimensions:
comp: 7-7/8 x 8-3/4 in. (20.0 x 22.2 cm); sheet: 9-1/4 x 11-7/8 in. (23.5 x 30.2 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
P.1953.221 
Copyright:
© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 
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Description

These compositions Feininger called his "children's drawings," brilliantly colored watercolors scrawled with the agitated and tremulous lines of his early etchings � a striking contrast to the precise, razor-sharp lines that define the majority of his work.

Provenance:

The artist, gift 1922 to;
Galka Scheyer;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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