Julio Granda Abstract Painting - Between the Bands/The Journey
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Julio Granda
Between the Bands/The Journey

1988

About

This work is one in Julio Granda’s “Line Painting” series which he considers derivative of some of his own work from the 1970’s. These vertical landscapes were comprised of a large installation of painted poles on his Washington, MA property. Mr. Granda continued to explore this theme for much of the decade following (with the Line Paintings) and continues to use the vertical format to yet a completely different effect today. The artist describes this series thus: “These paintings are my continuing exploration of the landscape. This body of work is an attempt to get into the spiritual experience of nature. The object is defined by its background. Background and object define each other. The push and the pull, the close and the distant, the straight and the curved. The tension of one form balanced against the other. Take away the horizon line and you float into another world. All-that-is dissolves into a rhythmic dance”. My own “take” on this body of my work is perhaps best expressed in this quote by a painter whom I deeply admire, Morris Graves: “…after (a) profoundly moving and informing experience…I read of Einstein’s last equation based on his study of the musical interval from which he concluded that space and love are the same thing. I, in my nonintellectual way, have determined that beauty is all pervading and has no opposite. An even greater paradox of the universe is that the center is everywhere and the perimeter is nowhere”. Julio Granda was born in New York City and spent his formative years in Tampa, Florida. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1950, serving two tours of duty in Korea. He received his art training at the School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union in New York City, and his MFA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Granda has been painting in the Berkshires for over fifty years, since moving from New York City, where he was a successful art director and book cover designer. He settled in the town of Washington, MA, and later moved to Pittsfield, MA. Currently, Julio paints in his studio at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield. Julio was a fine arts faculty member at Berkshire Community College for seventeen years, becoming department chair during his tenure there. In 1983 he was appointed by Governor Dukakis to serve on the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and was a charter member of the newly-formed Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council. He has exhibited both nationally and regionally and has work in many private collections as well as in public collections such as those of Brown University, Smith College, Yale University and the Chapin Library at Williams College. Colors: multi-colored, blue, purple, green Notes: abstract, linear, geometric

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions

    H 48 in. x W 36 in.

    H 121.92 cm x W 91.44 cm

  • Gallery location
    GT. BARRINGTON, MA
  • Reference number
    LU51131620353

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