Center Medallion

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

MMFA_CenterMedallion_2013.8 (1)_edited
MMFA_CenterMedallion_2013.8 (1)_edited

MMFA_CenterMedallion_2013.8 (5)
MMFA_CenterMedallion_2013.8 (5)

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Center Medallion, ca. 1930

Unknown American Maker

Cotton and rayon

Gift of Kempf Hogan in honor of Joan and John Smith

MMFA #2013.8

 

The Center Medallion quilt (ca. 1930) provides an abstracted visual equivalent to a pattern such as the Lone Star, with a vibrant central shape positioned in a larger rectangular setting. In this quilt the maker has established a ground of rectangles of varying dimensions, and set the oval medallion made of irregularly shaped blue, red, and yellow fabric on the dark center, creating a diamond-shaped negative space in the middle. The effect is very modern—the medallion appears as an object emerging from the dark void of space.

 

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