11 Horizontally oriented white diamonds painted over a black background. Some of the diamond shapes are more transparent than others as a result of scumbled paint application, which allows the black background to show through each shape at varying degrees. Each of the diamond shapes is close in proximity to one another. On the left, in the middle of the composition are two diamonds stacked one above the other, the lower of which is flanked by a diamond on the lower right side. In the middle of the painting, at the bottom, are two additional diamonds which are stacked one above the other, the top of which is in line with the lowest diamond on the left side. Above this cluster of two diamonds at the bottom of the page is a diamond which flanks the upper right side of the stacked diamonds. The remaining 5 diamonds are clustered to form a diagonal uppercase T-shape, which flows to the right out of the diamond that flanks the right side of the two stacked shapes at the bottom of the composition.

Artwork: 2002.14.1


Oil on canvas

Image: 17 x 20.5 inches
Frame: 22.5 x 26 inches
Gift of Mary Parker
Xanti Schawinsky, Untitled, 1953. Oil on canvas. Collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Gift of Mary Parker.