Here Popova, the Russian avant-garde artist, attempts to define and structure space through an interaction of rectangular planes of color, which expand and rotate in all directions. She brings cosmic associations to bear through the suggestion of a glowing light that seems to emanate from between the dynamic planes.


  • Title: Painterly Architectonics
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Physical Dimensions: Panel dimensions: 23 3/4 × 15 5/8 in. (60.33 × 39.69 cm) Framed dimensions: 37 5/8 × 29 5/8 × 2 1/2 in. (95.57 × 75.25 × 6.35 cm)
  • Type: Paintings
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/5058643/
  • Medium: Oil on cardboard
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, General Acquisitions Fund and gifts from Mrs. Edward Marcus, James H. Coker and Ann Addison, Margaret Ann Bolinger, Natalie (Schatzie) and George T. Lee, Jr., Elizabeth B. Blake, and an anonymous donor
  • Artist Nationality: Russian
  • Artist: Lyubov Popova

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps