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Composition A.XX by László Moholy-Nagy

    Composition A.XX by László Moholy-Nagy

    Composition A.XX by László Moholy-Nagy was created in 1924. The painting is in Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. The size of the work is 135,5 x 115 cm and is made as an graphite and oil on canvas.

    As a part of the Paintings of light series, Composition A.XX stands out by the economy of its plastic vocabulary: two black circles crossed by transparent rectangular bands and linked to each other by oblique planes suggesting a third dimension. The work was presented for the first time at the Bauhaus exhibition of 1926 in Dessau, where László Moholy-Nagy had been teaching since 1923. Read more in Centre Georges Pompidou.

    About the Artist: Hungarian painter and photographer László Moholy-Nagy László Weisz in Bácsborsód. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. László attended a gymnasium school in the city of Szeged, which was the second-largest city in the country. Initially he wanted to become a writer or poet, and in 1911 some of his poems were published in local daily newspapers. Starting in 1913, he studied law at the University of Budapest… Read more

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