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Louis Lozowick
Lozowick, New YorkClick for larger image
Louis Lozowick
New York, about 1925-26
oil on canvas
30 1/8 x 22 1/8 in.
WAC
About the Art

Louis Lozowick was attracted to the complex architectural forms created by the urban landscape, as seen in the painting New York. Notice the clear vertical and horizontal lines in the skyscrapers and the curves of the bridge and elevated train tracks. The color scheme is monochromatic, which means it uses variations of the shades and tints of one color. The color scheme in the painting New York creates a nocturnal, or night, environment. In 1961 Lozowick explained that the painting New York is one of a series of four studies, which explore different compositions for a finished work of art. The painting in the Walker Art Center collection is the final version.

Vocabulary Terms

monochromatic--One color.

shade--A gradation of a color mixed with black.

tint--A gradation of a color mixed with white.

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