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No. 8 Variation

Rogelio Polesello1964/1964

Art Museum of the Americas

Art Museum of the Americas

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  • Title: No. 8 Variation
  • Date: 1964/1964
  • Physical Dimensions: w22 x h38 in
  • Painter: Rogelio Polesello
  • Description: Polesello exposure to Op art and Minimialism encouraged him to use a paint sprayer and geometric stencils around 1962, which resulted in detached, impersonal forms applied. Polesello also adopted a diverse palette after he noticed the refraction of sunlight through one of his acrylic sculptures. The yellows, oranges, and pinks of his No. 8 Variation suggest the prismatic diversity Polesello intended. He constructed much of the painting by layering stencils of dots and circles in a seemingly careless fashion across the upper register of the canvas then spraying them with black paint. -Text by Mark Andrew White
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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