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Anuszkiewicz, Richard


silkscreen on paper

1974 Gift of Ferdinand Roten Galleries, Baltimore, MD

Richard Anuszkiewicz is recognized as one of the foremost optical artists in America. He studied under Joseph Albers, a Bauhaus painter who explored the possibilities of color and perception in his "Homage to a Square" series. Anuszkiewicz was also influenced by the work of Victor Vasarely (see "Illustration for Clarities" by Vasarely in the Museum's collection). This untitled silkscreen by Anuszkiewicz focuses on the kinetic potential of the square by emphasizing the illusion of depth through color and lines that form repeated geometric shapes.