Spira T Syncopated, 1988
(American, born 1928, died 2016)
Location: Mullenix Ridge Elementary
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
One of the pioneers of Op Art, acclaimed northwest artist Francis Celentano creates paintings and sculpture that investigate perception and color theory. Using a gradient of vibrant colors painted onto variable diagonal panels in a alternating pattern, Spira T Syncopated creates an optical illusion which compels the viewer toward a responsive perceptual experience. This piece is located at Mullenix Ridge Elementary in the community of Port Orchard on the Kitsap Peninsula.
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with South Kitsap School District.
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.
|Material Category||Painting - paint on rigid surface / mixed media|
|Medium||Water base acrylic on high impact styrene plastic|
|Dimensions||5 ft 7 1/2 in x 10 in|
|Artist Location||Washington, United States|