ROTORELIEF 2018-02-11T17:54:26+00:00

Project Description

ROTORELIEF

MARCEL DUCHAMP

Rotorelief (optical discs)
1935-1953
119/150 edition
Galleria Schwartz
YEAR

1965

DIMENSIONS

7 7/8″ diameter

MATERIALS

Offset lithographic drawings on both sides of six (6) discs (optical) two magnetized disc frames (l” & 2″) felt covered wood; frame 14 3/4 x 14 3/4 motorized machine; signed 1965.

FROM

Brooke Larson

LOCATION

Santa Ynez

EXHIBITED AT

Wadsworth Atheneum 1984;
PULSE l (Soho) PULSE 2 at S.B. 1990 Art Museum;

Jacksonville Art Museum 2/5/91- 4/14/91;
Ulrich Museum Wichita State University 3/11-4/26/92

DESCRIPTION

The moving discs in this work have lithographic drawings on either side of the disc.

Movement and rotation cause these drawings to transform from flat, geometric planes of color into convex and concave objects that are suspended in motion. Although the mind knows the “true” status of the work, the eyes question the dimensionality. The color incorporated heightens the optical illusions.