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Between and Mortarboard

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Sequential System—Blue

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Sequential System—Blue

Julian Stanczak

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
screenprint on paper

33 in x 32 3/4 in (83.82 cm x 83.19 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Richard H. Shackson

Subject matter
As one of the leading Op artists, Stanczak explores the grid as a representation of beauty and the pleasures of vision. For Stanczak, the beauty of the grid was in its solidity of the vertical and horizontal components, and its ability to create abstract space visually. This work reflects the new avenues the artist was taking in the 1980s with his most intricate works in terms of line and color to date.

Physical Description
This print has an abstract composition with small red and gold squares and dots arranged in a grid pattern against a blue background.

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Primary Object Type

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Op art
grids (layout features)
sight (sense)

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