Drawing, Blue-green Rhythm, from The Mathematical Basis of the Arts
Theorist, mathematician, and composer Joseph Schillinger worked to establish accessible scientific theories to explain musical and aesthetic concepts such as color and rhythm. Schillinger made these two drawings using the systems he invented for understanding color that he later published in his 1943 treatise The Mathematical Basis for the Arts.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Schillinger.
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Its dimensions are
15.1 × 22.8 cm (5 15/16 in. × 9 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, lower right: Blue-green 10
Cite this object as
Drawing, Blue-green Rhythm, from The Mathematical Basis of the Arts; USA; brush and tempera on illustration board; 15.1 × 22.8 cm (5 15/16 in. × 9 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.); Gift of Mrs. Joseph Schillinger; 1966-33-4
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.