brightly colored print with geometric shapes in background and geometric flowers; pinwheel shaped flower at L with isosceles triangle petals; starburst flower at UL with diamond and triangle petals; flower on long stem at R with diamond petals in pastel colors; diamond, square, rectangular, and circle patterns in background

© Polly Apfelbaum

Atomic Mystic Portrait 3, 2016

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From a series of woodblock monoprints known as "Atomic Mystic Portraits," this dazzling geometric abstraction relies on the dynamic interplay of shape, pattern, and brilliant color for its spatial and visual power. Variation and repetition within a structured formal arrangement is key to understanding Apfelbaum’s experimental approach. Working intuitively, she builds complexity from a deliberate, additive process, positioning multiple small woodblocks within a larger rectangular matrix to create a harmonious, visually delightful composition. Each of the woodblocks is inked separately, and then printed simultaneously to form a single composite image.

Details
Title
Atomic Mystic Portrait 3
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2016.122.9
Provenance
Durham Press, Durham, Penn.; (Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, sold to Mersky, 2016); Mary and Bob Mersky, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 2016
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brightly colored print with geometric shapes in background and geometric flowers; pinwheel shaped flower at L with isosceles triangle petals; starburst flower at UL with diamond and triangle petals; flower on long stem at R with diamond petals in pastel colors; diamond, square, rectangular, and circle patterns in background

© Polly Apfelbaum

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