Tennis Miniature – 1948

Maurice Golubov

Tennis Miniature – 1948


Medium: Tempera on Paper
Size: 1-3/8″ x 2-5/16″

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When Maurice Golubov was in his 20’s he used to envy people who were good athletes. His own brother, Sam, had flirted with a professional baseball career while he (Maurice) pursued a life in art. He was often tempted to become a good athlete, maybe even a tennis player. While that never occurred for Maurice in physical form – this ‘Tennis’ miniature from 1948, captures his inner pursuit of athletics.

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Tennis Miniature – 1948

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tempera on paper


1-3/8″ x 2-5/16″

Artists Note

"Although I might be meditating on a tree, it took so many civilizations to make that tree. It started out a little seed I could put into my pocket. What could be more wonderful? I think about things like that. Or when painting a scene in New York. Why, there was a brook running through here on 23rd street and Lexington Avenue. It’s still there, underground, running through Gramercy Park. I’m painting something that is actually a brook underneath. That is just the surface, but the real thing is more than that. You dream about it. But when I paint it at least for my eyes… I call it the "seeing world."" I don’t want to compromise. Either I paint, so-called realistically, or abstractly." - Maurice Golubov, All That Light Was Myself.

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