Kazys Varnelis

(Alsėdžiai, Lithuania, 1917 - 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Pseudo Labyrinth

1969

Acrylic on canvas

79 x 79 in. (200.7 x 200.7 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Jan and Ingeborg van der Marck

1974.120

More Information

In Pseudo Labyrinth, Varnelis rendered a mazelike pattern with the illusion of three-dimensionality. The artist used light and shadow to create soft undulations that clash with hard edges, challenging the viewer to unlock the key to this optical puzzle.

Marks

signature, title, date on verso

Keywords
Monochromatic
United States
Painting
Acrylic
Geometric shapes