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Large Railway Painting by László Moholy-Nagy

    Large Railway Painting by László Moholy-Nagy was created in 1920. The painting is in Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Madrid. The size of the work is 100 x 77 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    As in The Great Wheel dating from the same period, Large Railway Painting adopts a schematic composition of interpenetrating planes in which letters and geometric shapes are mixed. As may be deduced from the title, the work recreates the railway world through posts, conductor wires, and level crossing barriers, among other elements. The letter “E” refers to the word Eisenbahn, meaning railway in German. Read more in Thyssen Bornemisza Museum.

    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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