Empress of India I

by Stella, Frank (American, b. 1936)
Categorized in Print

Stella is one of the fortunate living artists to have had two retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, one in 1970 and another in 1987. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the world including faraway places such as the Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Japan; Hypo Bank, Luxemborg; Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Hotel, Pontiac Marina Project, mural Singapore; and Gas Company Tower, Pacific Bell Building, mural, Los Angeles. Empress of India I harks from Stella?s early years when he was often quoted saying, ?What you see is what you see.? The chevron design in this work indicates nothing more than what the viewer sees. The artist often expressed his own desire to have the viewer react to shape, balance, line, and color. This formalist approach to looking at works of art was popularized by art critic, Clement Greenberg.

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