Edna Andrade | the artist

The artist Edna Andrade
Born 1917, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA.
Died Apr 17 2008 Philadelphia.

Style and technique of the artist: Op Art Optical Art,

"With the new art, paintings are no longer to be looked at - or into. They possess positive action"

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Works and biography
Since the 1960s, Edna Andrade (b. 1917) has created a body of paintings that pursues a formal logic based in geometric abstraction and opticality. Influenced by modernist painters such as Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian, and Josef Albers, Andrade’s paintings incorporate a pared-down vocabulary of shapes, such as circles, triangles, squares, and pentagons and a deceptively simple color palate made more complex through the works’ compositions…
Portrait of the artist
This is art that heads directly to the nervous system and draws attention to our own processes of seeing and believing…

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