Edwin Mieczkowski (American, b. 1929)
acrylic on canvas mounted to board, Framed - h:127.00 w:127.00 cm (h:50 w:50 inches)
Unframed - h:121.90 w:121.90 cm (h:47 15/16 w:47 15/16 inches). Anonymous Gift, by Exchange 2010.261
Op Art practitioner Mieczkowski created this painting in order to explore some of the perceptual effects of overlapping forms and colors. Featuring 1,316 three-quarter circular shapes in blues, greens, and yellows arrayed against a checkerboard background with gradations of gray, black, and white, Blue Bloc seems to morph in and out of focus across its surface while simultaneously pulsating from within.