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Title

Geometric variation I , from the suite Geometric variations

1991

Artist

Andrew Christofides

Australia

1946 -

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  • Details

    Date
    1991
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    screenprint on ivory wove Arches paper
    Edition
    1/XII
    Dimensions
    36.0 x 36.0 cm image; 61.0 x 52.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r beneath image, pencil "A.Christofides '91".

    Credit
    Gift of Andrew Christofides 2016
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    291.2016.1
    Copyright
    © Andrew Christofides
    Artist information
    Andrew Christofides

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    Andrew Christofides ‘Geometric variations’ is a suite of seven colour screenprints executed in 1991 from drawings made in 1990. The latter were inspired by statements on Concrete Art made by Theo van Doesburg (1883–1931) in 1930 – which emphasised the purely plastic formal elements of art, allied with a mechanical technique. For van Doesburg, Dutch founder of De Stijl, art was to be the product of the rational conscious mind, inspired by scientific concepts or mathematical formulae. He is credited with taking the flat geometric painting of the De Stijl group into the third dimension.

    Christofides screenprints were part of a larger project that ran from the late 1980s to 1993, in which he had explored the relevance of the notion of the concrete within his own work.

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