Painting by Hungarian-born László Moholy-Nagy (Bácsborsód 1895 - Chicago 1946)

CHX (1939) is an abstract painting, creating the illusion of things hung up in open space. The artist placed geometrical figures in a narrowing pattern to create an idea of three dimensions and perspective on a two-dimensional piece of art. The painting examines the power of light and colour to move subjects in a seemingly endless surrounding. The things include rounded squares, Z's and a red stain.

Under the influence of the Russian constructivism art movement, Moholy-Nagy depicted very sober geometrical forms to emphasize it's all about the relation between space and volume. The Hungarian was active in the field of industrial design, photography and the design of theatre sets. Moholy-Nagy founded The Institute of Design in Chicago.

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