Not blue this time but feeling... Purplish Cool/Warm
A pair of Op-Art tapestries after designs by Richard Anuszkiewicz, (b.1930, USA). Made at the Pinton workshop in Felletin, France, c1975.
Artist’s signature, no 4/ 7.
Richard Anuszkiewicz trained at the Cleveland Institute of Artin Cleveland, Ohio (1948–1953), and then with Josef Albers at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture in New Haven, Connecticut (1953–1955). He was one of the founders and foremost exponents of Op Art, a movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Victor Vasarely in France and Bridget Riley in England, were his primary international counterparts. In 1964, Life magazine called him "The New Wizard of Op." Anuszkiewicz has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Biennale Florence and Documenta, and his works are in permanent collections internationally.
Considered a major force in the Op Art movement, Anuszkiewicz is concerned with the optical changes that occur when different high-intensity colours are applied to the same geometric configurations. Most of his work comprises visual investigations of formal structural and colour effects, many of them nested square forms similar to the work of his mentor Josef Albers. In his series, "Homage to the Square," Albers experimented with juxtapositions of colour, and Anuszkiewicz developed these concepts further.
The Gloria F. Ross Centre for Tapestry Studies at the Arizona State Museum, U.S.A., has a pair numbered 2/7, only 5 have been made.
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