Julian Stanczak

(Borownica, Poland, 1928 - 2017, Seven Hills, Ohio)

Intravert I


Acrylic and oil on canvas

44 x 44 in. (111.8 x 111.8 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Promised Gift of Rory and Dedee O'Neil


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Intravert I is an example of Stanczak’s “Transparencies” or “See Throughs.” First the artist painted the background black. He then applied tape to mark off the regular intervals, seal the edges, and contain the silver pigment. The lines are spaced to create the impression of transparent planes hovering in space. They also create rhythmic patterns that have been likened to the Baroque music the artist favors.


signed and dated on back in graphite