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Red, White & Black Bars

Karl Benjamin
Red, White & Black Bars, 1959

Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 in.
Sammlung DaimlerChrysler

Benjamin's painting systemically arranges black and white bars beside and atop each other on a red ground so that the entire composition follows the oblong format. The resulting optical play between foreground and background creates a rhythm throughout the entire picture surface. The bars form the visible detail of a potentially continuous and serial pattern.

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