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    Corpse and Mirror II, Jasper Johns, 1974, Art Institute of Chicago: Contemporary Art

    In his work from 1972 to 1983, Jasper Johns used a distinct arrangement of crosshatched marks, traditionally considered a graphic method of adding depth and volume to an image or conveying the illusion of light in space. Johns first glimpsed this pattern on a passing car, recalling: “I only saw it for a second, but knew immediately that I was going to use it. It had all the qualities that interest me—literalness, repetitiveness, an obsessive quality, order with dumbness, and the possibility of a complete lack of meaning.” Emphasizing the flatness of the painting, Johns’s cross-hatching is gestural without being emotive; in this sense, the technique extends his larger critique of overtly expressionist models of painting. Johns forged a new model of painterly abstraction, using a schema that is repeatable and ordered but not strictly geometric or reductive. Lent by the artist
    Size: 146.4 x 191.1 cm (57 5/8 x 75 ¼ in.), includ
    ing frame
    Medium: Oil and sand on four joined canvases, with artist’s pa
    inted frame