Eyüboglu, Bedri Rahmi

Motif Rouge, 1960

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A close look at Motif Rouge reveals it to be a self-portrait, recognizable from the artist’s curly hair and dark eyes; the contours of his face evoke the pebbles he painted on some of his “blue journeys.” During the 1960s, he made many self-portraits and also pursued new directions in saturated color, texture, and abstraction.

Medium Crayon, watercolor, and collage on paper
Dimensions 19 1/8 x 24 7/8 in.
Donor Gift of Abby Weed Grey
Credit Line Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection
Object ID G1975.242

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Collection Years: 1960