Staring at art from the Tate's collection and thinking about it

Monday, 13 May 2013

E. Quoined Chase - Gordon House

Gordon House, E. Quoined Chase, 1970, etching and aquatint on paper, 377 x 378 mm, Tate.

House (pop-cultural claim to fame: designed the back cover of Sgt. Pepper) fills a square elegantly with some op-art shimmer.  You get an illusion of depth if you look at it for long enough, so that's good.  Part of a wider series in which similar squares are filled in a range of groovy sixties ways.  Essentially art as interior design (as in the arrangement of enclosed space), which is appropriate considering his surname.  House, get it?  Oh, never mind.

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