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Yvaral (Jean-Pierre Vasarely)
Structure Cubique B

1973

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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."
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