Yvaral, Structure Cubique B, 1973

Artist: Yvaral (1934 - 2002)
Title:Structure Cubique B, 1973
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Image Size:39 3/8 in x 39 3/8 in (100 cm x 100 cm)
Framed Size:40 5/8 in x 40 5/8 in (103.1 cm x 103.1 cm)
Signature:Hand signed by Jean-Pierre Vasarely (1934 - 2002) in black ink on the front lower center and titled and dated on the reverse.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-2643
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Historical Description

A three dimensional quadratic figure composed of staggered cubes floats amidst a sea of two dimensional squares. In this stunning original acrylic painting, Yvaral plays with the purple color spectrum. Dark purple, nearly black, squares in all four corners of this square composition gradually fade to lighter shades of lilac towards the center. Through his use of light and shadow and his very careful study of color gradation and geometric form, Yvaral creates the illusion that this central, three dimensional figure drifts across the canvas from left to right and continues out forwards toward the viewer, as if the viewer could almost touch its seemingly protrusive form. It appears as a series of never-ending stairwells reaching out in all directions, from which the climber can never escape.

Created in 1973, this original acrylic on canvas is hand signed by Yvaral (1934 - 2002) in black ink on the front lower center. Hand written, signed, and dated by the artist on the verso: "YVARAL | "Structure Cubique B" | 1973 | [signature] No. 1439."

Illustrated in:
1) Recorded in the Yvaral archives as No. 1439.

About the Framing:
This work is set in an archival and museum quality modern silver metal frame. The minimal quality of the frame enhances the optical effect of this work while not detracting from the enjoyment of this piece. The muted tone and metallic in quality of the frame contrasts with this work, accentuating the bright colors throughout the image.