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This paper takes a critical look at the artist Frank Stella. The writer portrays Stella as an important artist, whose work represents a major shift in approach at a time when such a shift was needed. The research paints a picture of Stella against the backdrop in which he lived and worked. The paper continues with descriptions of his work as the artist explored new techniques and shapes in his subjects.
From the Paper:"The point of departure for Stella in 1958 for his new approach to abstraction was the flag paintings of Jasper Johns. Using various devices, Stella emphasized the flatness of the painting pattern, abolishing the three-dimensional image, and he was uncompromising as he refused to permit the introduction of deep recession behind the picture plane. The result was that the figure-ground relationship was almost completely eliminated as the stripes and orthogonals constituting the picture echoed the contours of the format."
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Frank Stella (2003, May 23) Retrieved June 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/essay/frank-stella-27048/
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