Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Back To The Subject Of Modern And Contemporary Art (And The Artistic Past)

"For the first time in a museum exhibition, The Phillips Collection presents recent works from Frank Stella's K series inspired by the 18th-century composer Domenico Scarlatti's harpsichord sonatas. Made from lightweight resin, the swirling multi-colored polychrome forms with coiled steel tubing armatures are dynamic evocations of the colorful sounds and rhythms of Scarlatti's music. Traveling through space, the sculptures perform like objects on a stage. Each one begins as a hand-crafted model that is scanned into a computer, where Stella refines the design before realizing it at full-scale."

The exhibition -- and associated D. Scarlatti harpsichord recitals -- opens in one month on June 11, 2011.

Image credit: (c) Frank Stella 2011. Copyright controlled.


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