Louise Nevelson’s exploration of cubist form led her to create geometric relief constructions composed of found wooden objects scavenged from streets, beaches, and demolished houses. Her idea to assemble the stacked constructions into installations, or environments, that completely surrounded the viewer generated a radical approach to presenting sculpture. Nevelson claimed that the uniform matte black surface “creates harmony and doesn’t intrude on the emotions.” Yet her work generates an atmosphere of mystery, and, as the title of this work indicates, an otherworldly experience.


  • Title: Lunar Landscape
  • Creator: Louise Nevelson
  • Date Created: 1959/1960
  • Physical Dimensions: w124.5 x h218.4 x d35.6 cm
  • Type: sculpture
  • Rights: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase with funds from the Ruth Carter Stevenson Acquisitions Endowment
  • External Link: Amon Carter Museum of American Art
  • Medium: Painted wood

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