The life of forms

After the slight digression of two posts on art history, back to Stella and the movement of forms. The interest of the works made with french curves and other ready-made forms is the extreme difficulty in getting them to make a composition, evident here:

Frank Stella, Jerdon’s Courser1976

Stella did find a way to do it, and the extreme complexity, even confusion of his “baroque” manner, as in the work below, helps to solve the problem by hiding it. Stella goes up to another level when he invents his own “whale and wave” shapes in the Moby Dick series,

Frank Stella, Jungli Kowa 1978

and he is also able to work with simpler arrangements—until they get even more complex.

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