Sep 28, 2009

Filtered Yellow

Filtered Yellow


Julian Stanczak

(American, 1928-2017)

Acrylic on canvas

Unframed: 182.8 x 243.8 cm (71 15/16 x 96 in.)

Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art 1969.15

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After losing the use of his right arm in a Siberian labor camp during World War II, Julian Stanczak fled to a Polish refugee camp in Uganda where he learned how to paint and write left-handed.


For more than a half century, Stanczak maintained a distinguished career as an abstract painter interested in perceptual phenomena. Filtered Yellow features hundreds of alternating red and green razor-sharp vertical bands, further energized by a yellow plane that folds back upon itself in complex mirror symmetry along a diagonal axis. As typical of his work, it emphasizes a high level of technical mastery rivaled by few.


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