Artwork of the Week: August 23

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Stanton Macdonald-Wright (American, 1890-1973), Synchromy, Blue-Green, oil on canvas, 1916. Gallery 3

Stanton Macdonald-Wright (American, 1890-1973), Synchromy, Blue-Green, oil on canvas, 1916. Gallery 3

Along with Morgan Russell, Stanton Macdonald-Wright developed a new movement of painting called “Synchromy” to follow Cubism in 1913. Based on color theory, Synchromy’s adherents sought to move beyond the abstraction of figures and objects to arrive at a purely abstract, non-representational expression of ideas through color. Macdonald-Wright explained, “Synchromism simply means ‘with color’ as symphony means ‘with sound’, and our idea was to produce an art whose genesis lay, not in objectivity, but in form produced in color.”


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