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Pieter Luring | Semi-abstract composition with smoking chimneys. 1925 Wood-engraving, on oriental paper

Machinery (Abstract #2) by Paul Kelpe ~ What kind of industry does the man holding the levers control in Paul Kelpe's painting Machinery. There are no hints; the smokestacks emit no smoke and no product piles up on the factory floor. In fact, Kelpe's mechanism manufactures nothing.