Tate: Purchased 1961

Object Light exhibition highlights On display

László Moholy-Nagy stated that ‘…abstract painting can be understood as an arrested, frozen phase of kinetic light display leading back to the original emotional, sensuous meaning of colour of which William Turner (1775–1851), the great English painter, was an admirable predecessor.’

László Moholy-Nagy: Proto-Conceptual Artist via Hauser & Wirth's YouTube channel

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Previously on display

13 November 2022

ACMI: Gallery 4



Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

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School of Light


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Curatorial section

Light → School of Light


1153 x 1359 mm

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Oil paint and graphite on canvas

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