José Pedro Costigliolo (1902 - 1985)

Rectángulos y cuadrados CLXIV (1976)
Rectangles and Squares CLXIV

Oil on canvas
height: 120cm
width: 120cm

Donated by María Freire 1994


This work, dating from 1976, is a magnificent example of Costigliolo's Cuadrados y Rectángulos series of the last twenty years of his life, in which he intentionally limited his vocabulary of forms to concentrate on the almost infinite variations to which they could be subjected. The precisely positioned black squares and rectangles move in and over the colours to create complex angular shapes and make any simple figure/ground reading impossible. The forms are liberated from visual reference and allude to themes of universal structure.

Rebecca Wills, 2008

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