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Sage, This

This Is Another Day1949Oil on canvas24 × 20 U-474.1963University of Nebraska–Lincoln, gift of the artist’s estate Kay SageKay Sage, who was one of the earliest American artists to be associated with surrealism, completed This Is Another Day at an important moment in her career. This canvas is distinguished from much of Sage’s oeuvre by its unique domelike scaffolding; such curving structures appear in only a handful of her other paintings, most of them created in 1949 and 1950. Of these, this is perhaps the most successful. Displaying a sensitive balance between form and emptiness, solidity and openness, the painting possesses a sense of quiet desolation that is accentuated by its title, which suggests the monotony—and, perhaps, the bleakness—of daily routine. American 18981963Woodbury, CTAlbany, NY