Kayla Dalle Molle on Philip Guston’s Deluge II

Guston’s painting captures our powerlessness in the face of catastrophe—and our capacity to rebuild.
Mar 26, 2021

In MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here Kayla Dalle Molle, collection specialist in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, takes a close look at Philip Guston’s 1975 painting Deluge II and sees not only connections to our tumultuous present, but the hopeful promise of recreating a world after the flood.

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