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Classification: Painting
Medium: Oil
Support: Canvas
Year: 1931
Constructive Painting
Alternate titles: Constructivist Painting; Pintura constructiva
Oil on canvas
29 5/8 x 21 7/8 in. (75.2 x 55.4 cm)
Neither signed nor dated
Private collection, New York (by exchange with the Museum of Modern Art)
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, Joaquín Torres García, April 3–22, 1950. Traveled to: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, June 19–July 2, 1950.
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 20th Century Artists, October 2–November 5, 1960.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection, 1968. Traveled to: Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; The Portland Museum of Art, Washington.
The University of Texas at Austin, The University Art Museum, Texas, Joaquín Torres-García, December 1, 1971–January 16, 1972, no. 20.
The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Galleries, Texas, Joaquín Torres-García, 1874-1949: Chronology and Catalogue of the Family Collection, October 13–November 24, 1974, no. 29, Only exhibited in Caracas venue. Traveled to: Fundación Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela, January 13–February 26, 1975; Galería INC, Museo de Arte Italiano, Lima, Peru, August 22–September 1975.
Hayward Gallery, London, Torres-García: Grid-Pattern-Sign: Paris-Montevideo 1924-1944, November 14, 1985–February 23, 1986, no. 33, ill., p. 38. Traveled to: Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain, March 13–May 4, 1986; Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany, June 28–August 17, 1986; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, September 14–November 9, 1986; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, February 14–April 5, 1987.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, J. Torres-García, June 18–August 21, 1991, no. 74, ill., p. 116. Traveled to: Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM) Centre Julio González, Spain, September 5–November 10, 1991.
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Art d'Amérique latine: 1911- 1968, November 12, 1992–January 11, 1993, ill., p. 326.
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Selections from the Museum of Modern Art, 1920-1945, March 28–June 20, 1996.
Mori Art Museum, Mori, Japan, Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art, 1880 to Now, April 28–August 1, 2004.
Published References
Adolph Gottlieb: Pictographs. Edmonton, Alberta: The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1977. Exhibition catalogue, ill.
Gradowczyk, Mario H. Joaquín Torres-García, Artistas de América. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1985, ill. p. 42, no. 25.
Contrastes de forma: Abstracción Geométrica 1910-1980. Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Madrid: 1986. Exhibition catalogue, ill. p. 211.
The Museum of Modern Art. The Museum of Modern Art: The History and the Collection. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993, ill. p. 172, no. 238.
Sureda, Joan. Catalunya genio a genio: del siglo XI al siglo XXI. Barcelona: El Mundo de Cataluña, ill. p. 179, as Pintura constructiva.
Giménez, Carmen, Dore Ashton, and Francisco Calvo Serraller. Picasso and the Age of Iron. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1993. Exhibition catalogue, ill. p. 87, as Constructivist Painting.
Record last updated July 21, 2023. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: de Torres, Cecilia, Susanna V. Temkin, Madeline Murphy Turner, and Victoria L. Fedrigotti. "Constructive Painting, c.1931 (1931.49)." In Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné. www.torresgarcia.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=1072 (accessed on March 2, 2024).