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Variant MM

Accession Number
2015/2.10

Title
Variant MM

Artist(s)
Josef Albers

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1968

Medium & Support
screenprint on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper

Dimensions
19 in x 22 in (48.26 cm x 55.88 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson

Subject matter
This work is reminiscent of the artist's many Variant paintings, which he first began working on in the late 1940s. In these, Albers used equal quantities of pure, unmixed colors, which he applied in carefully thought out geometric arrangements. This is an example of his highly calculated technique of applying paint to the support.

Physical Description
This work shows a geometric, abstract composition comprised of overlapping rectangles in various shades of orange and brown, with a large, bright orange rectangle in the center and a brown border.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
abstract

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
abstraction
geometric patterns
rectangles

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