Square shaped ceramic plate with iron black/brown glaze. Areas of raised black glaze with speckled texture sharply contrast lighter brown sections. Together they forn the shapes of circles, cracks, and lines.
A square dish, perhaps used for sweets at a tea ceremony
This rectangular clay bottle has a speckled white glaze that seems to highlight the texture of the stoneware underneath. Three dripped, irregular lines of black glaze create a design on the top, spout, and widest two faces of the bottle.
This is a square painting with skinny vertical lines of green on a background of red. There are two square forms in the center, each with a diagonal line from the upper left to lower right corners. One square is created by a pinkish, purple line and the other is created by a reddish orange line.
This abstract painting is an example of Op Art where the artist uses a repetition of geometric shapes and contrasting colors to create visual effects such as foreground-background confusion and ambiguous depth perception. Julian Stanczak was a student of Josef Albers, a painter who studied the perceptual qualities of color and the visual effects when various colors are combined
Purple silk crepe with hitta miura and hand tie-dyed design achieving the effect of many diagonal rows of tiny squares. Upper lining is plain weave momi (red silk) and lower and cuff linings are mauve pink.
The hitta miura design would have been marked out with a blue figurative ink to guide artisans. Momi, the plain red lining on the upper portion of the kimono, was originally achieved with safflowers, and considered to have medicinal properties. This made momi an excellent choice for linings, which were usually done in a plain weave.
This piece of brick red cloth is covered with geometric patterns in tones of red, greenish yellow, white and orange. Along the top and bottom edges (if the piece were vertical) are border grids made up of 6 squares with triangular patterns of thread inside them. The main body of the phulkari is a 6 by 9 square grid, each box housing a stylized floral pattern made from embroidery.
Phulkari embroidery uses stylized designs of objects from daily life, particularly flowers and birds. These designs usually leave ample space between them, allowing for vibrant patches of fabric to show through. The most common color of the cloth that serves as a base for phulkari embroidery is brick red, as red is an auspicious color associated with shakti (power) and the mother goddess. The tradition of phulkari embroidery nearly faded out in the late twentieth century, yet the designs have become a recent international fashion trend.
This composition features thick black curved and straight lines that intersect to create fork-like abstracted forms. There is a highly saturated red square that punctuates the center of the composition.
Abstract image with black forms and one small red square.