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Children Meeting, 1978

Elizabeth Murray

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Through their relationships to one another, the animated abstract shapes in Elizabeth Murray’s painting Children Meeting suggest human interaction, with each element exhibiting a distinct personality. The flat, brilliantly colored, playful shapes were distilled from cartoon drawing, a genre that had interested the artist since she was a child. The compositional structure references Synthetic Cubism, an art movement from the early twentieth century in which three-dimensional subjects were fragmented and redefined, composed of fewer and simpler forms and in brighter colors.