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Unknown Forces

Katherine S. Dreier

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Katherine Dreier, who was president of the Société Anonyme (an organization of avant-garde artists), believed in art's potential to shape our lives. She promoted her ideas not only in such paintings as Unknown Forces, but also in essays in which she asserted that her work referred to "new cosmic forces coming to the fore which in time [would] . . . change our vision of life as well as that of Art. "

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1926
DIMENSIONS 24 x 40in. (61 x 101.6cm) frame: 30 x 46 1/4 x 2 in. (76.2 x 117.5 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE John B. Woodward Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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CAPTION Katherine S. Dreier (American, 1877-1952). Unknown Forces, 1926. Oil on canvas, 24 x 40in. (61 x 101.6cm). Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 34.6077. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.6077_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 34.6077_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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