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Sequential System—Blue

Accession Number
2015/2.26

Title
Sequential System—Blue

Artist(s)
Julian Stanczak

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1981

Medium & Support
screenprint on paper

Dimensions
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.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
abstract

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Op art
grids (layout features)
optics
sequences
sight (sense)

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