Shift, Warm

Accession Number

Shift, Warm

Julian Stanczak

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
acrylic on canvas and wood

14 7/16 in. x 14 7/16 in. x 1 5/16 in. ( 36.7 cm x 36.7 cm x 3.3 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Stanczak

Subject matter
This abstract painting is an example of Op Art where the artist uses a repetition of geometric shapes and contrasting colors to create visual effects such as foreground-background confusion and ambiguous depth perception. Julian Stanczak was a student of Josef Albers, a painter who studied the perceptual qualities of color and the visual effects when various colors are combined.

Physical Description
This is a square painting with skinny vertical lines of purple on a background of orange. There are two square forms in the center, each wth a diagonal line from the lower left to upper right corners. One square is created by a pinkish, purple line and the the other is created by a reddish orange line.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

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Abstract (fine arts style)
acrylic paintings (visual works)
triangles (polygons)

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