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Industrial Landscape
  • Mateo Romero
    born 1966
    born: Berkeley, California, United States ; active: United States
  • Industrial Landscape, 2000
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on hardboard
  • Canvas/Support: 91.5 x 120.5 cm
    Canvas/Support: 36 x 47 7/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0068
Label Text

An abstracted industrial complex, separated from the viewer by a little fence, occupies the majority of the picture plane. A little black arrow at the bottom points to the left side of the picture plane. The palette of the painting is reduced to white, green-ocher, blue and black tones. Romero applies the thick paint in broad, sketchy brushstrokes and allows white paint from the sky to drops on the canvas.