Black Cross

Maker and role
Artist: Wojciech Fangor, American, born Poland, 1922-2015
Year
1962

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Media/materials
Oil on canvas
Measurements
52 1/2 x 33 1/4in (133.4 x 84.5cm)
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Gesick in memory of Tom Slick
Accession number
1977.15
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Further information
Black Cross, the painting's title, identifies the depicted shape, which resembles a capital letter X rather than the Christian symbol. As in other Wojciech Fangor works, this blurred shape appears to hover above the surface of the canvas, an effect created by applications of equally intense light and dark paint, as well as a dot-patterned shadow surrounding the form. Black Cross exemplifies Fangor's frequent use of a simple form, capitalizing on its dramatic potential.
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