Artwork copyright Francis Celentano. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Alternate Curve of Isis in Pink and Lime, 1984
(American, born 1928, died 2016)
Location: Pierce College - Fort Steilacoom, Lakewood
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Alternate Curve of Isis in Pink and Lime is an energetic and vibrant painting by late artist Francis Celentano. It features prismatic colors in curved strips. The repeating gradient of colors generates an optical illusion. This illusion causes a unique visual response in each viewer. The artist noted, "The painting can be experienced aesthetically and logically in terms of itself alone without metaphoric reference."
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Pierce College.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Late artist Francis Celentano was one of the pioneers of Op Art and a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle for thirty years. He created paintings and sculptures that investigate perception and color theory. Op Art explores how vision functions and the effect on our viewing experience as a result.
|Material Category||Painting - paint on rigid surface / mixed media|
|Medium||Acrylic paint on polyvinyl chloride plastic|
|Dimensions||8 5/6 in x 4 ft 8 in|
|Acquisition Method||Direct purchase|
|Artist Location||Washington, United States|
|Agency||Pierce College District|
|Artwork Location||Pierce College - Fort Steilacoom|
Temporarily not on display.
|Address||9401 Farwest Dr. SW|
Lakewood, WA 98498
|Geo. Coordinates||47.172631 | -122.571887|
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