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A selection of prints from Wenzel Hablik’s Schaffende Kräfte [Creative Forces] portfolio (1942), portraying a visionary, crys- talline utopia. Print, “Das Weib—die Erde—in die der Same fällt” [The Woman— the Earth—into Which the Seed Falls], from Schaffende Kräfte [Creative Forces], second edition, 1942 Wenzel Hablik (Czech, 1881–1934) Itzehoe and Dithmarschen, Germany Lithograph 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches (32 x 32 centimeters) The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection Agnes Pelton’s luminous painting Radiance (c. 1929), which seeks to render light as a manifestation of inner being. Painting, Radiance, c. 1929 Agnes Pelton (American, b. Germany, 1881–1961) United States Oil on canvas 14 x 16 ½ inches (35.6 x 41.9 centimeters) Jeri L. Wolfson Collection About e Wolfsonian–Florida Inter- national University e Wolfsonian–FIU is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. e collec- tion comprises approximately 180,000 objects from the 1850s to the 1950s—the height of the Indus- trial Revolution through the after- math of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furni- ture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 53