A Forgotten Maverick, 2017
curated by Sabine Schaschl and Lucy Howarth
With the exhibition Marlow Moss - A Forgotten Maverick in 2017, Museum Haus Konstruktiv helped a female artist, marginalized in art history to gain new visibility.
British artist Marlow Moss (1889 - 1958) was one of the few female representatives of constructivist art during its beginnings. As a rebel against traditional notions of art and gender, she gave up her female given name Marjorie Jewel in 1919 and called herself Marlow from then on. Her art was initially oriented toward Piet Mondrian’s neoplasticism, which she then however extended autonomously and transferred to reliefs and sculptures. One of her most important inventions was the so-called double line, a dynamizing compositional element consisting of two thin parallel lines, which she started to use in her paintings in 1930. Mondrian incorporated this element into his own compositions, but did not point out that Moss was its initiator.
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