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Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection of Non-Objective Paintings
Published in 1939
44 pages with 20 color illustrations
Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 inches
This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition that took place at the Baltimore Museum of Art in January of 1939. It is the fourth of five publications that marked the beginning of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's production of publications, all of which were published to accompany different loan exhibitions culled from the collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim. Written by Hilla Rebay, this fully illustrated publication celebrates the craft of non-objective painting.
These creative paintings have no meaning, no symbols, no sense. They do not represent anything, and no form is supposed to look like something else which anyone knows in nature. It is like music; it means nothing. It is to feel and like them or not to respond, until, with time given to their influence, a sudden initiation of appreciation happens.