Mar 30, 2006

Prisma

Prisma

1968

Richard Anuszkiewicz

(American, 1930–2020)

Acrylic on canvas

Framed: 185.4 x 276.8 x 3.9 cm (73 x 109 x 1 9/16 in.); Unframed: 182.8 x 274.3 cm (71 15/16 x 108 in.)

Gift of Katherine C. White 1977.193

Location

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From 1948 to 1953, Anuszkiewicz studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Description

Anuszkiewicz’s arrangement of six radiating square outlines in blues and greens against a bold red background generates a complex network of nestled diamond patterns primarily through color relationships. Interestingly, the composition’s red background is the uppermost layer of paint. The blue and green "lines" are actually large areas of underpaint that were taped off when the red layer was applied, and then uncovered when the tape was removed.

See also
Collection: 
CONTEMP - Painting
Department: 
Contemporary Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting

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