Rectángulos y cuadrados CLXIV
Cuardrados y Rectángulos

Artist name

Artist year born

1902

Artist year deceased

1985

Artwork make date

1976

Artwork title translation

Rectangles and Squares CLXIV

Artwork material

oil
canvas

Artwork dimensions

height: 120cm
width: 120cm

Artwork type (categories)

Painting

Accession method

Donated by María Freire 1994

Accession number

11:3-1994

Label text

This work, dating from 1976, is a magnificent example of Costigliolo's Cuadrados y Rectángulos series of the last twenty years of his life, in which he intentionally limited his vocabulary of forms to concentrate on the almost infinite variations to which they could be subjected. The precisely positioned black squares and rectangles move in and over the colours to create complex angular shapes and make any simple figure/ground reading impossible. The forms are liberated from visual reference and allude to themes of universal structure.

Last updated date

2008