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"Composition In Four Colors" ~ by Suzan Frecon

Photoseries: Museum of Fine Arts @ Boston, Massachusetts


Exhibit: "Composition In Four Colors" (2010) oil on linen

Artist: Suzan Frecon (1941-___) American abstract painter, lives in New York City


MFA info: In her paintings, Frecon creates arrangements of shape and color that are both planned and discovered. She measures proportions using curves and ellipses based on Euclidean geometry -- note the compass holes in the canvas. Yet Frecon also relies on the chance chemical reactions between her many layers of hand-ground pigment and oils to achieve unique effects. Here two stacked canvases highlight a balance and tension between curve and edge, depth and shine. Look at the work from different angles and distances and notice how the image coheres and expands.

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Taken on August 3, 2012