Two Cubes on a Striped Surface

  • Hans Breder, Two Cubes on a Striped Surface, 1964, plastic, stainless steel and aluminum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Barbara Welch Breder, 2014.41A-D, © 1964, Hans Breder

Exhibition Label
With every movement of the observer's body, the spatial impression of Two Cubes on a Striped Surface changes. Hans Breder's use of minimal geometric forms and mirrored, reflective surfaces unites virtual and real space and, in his words, "breaks down the barrier between the real and the illusory." The work presents a continuously shifting image that touches on the importance of perspective and the body when we view art and, more broadly, the world around us.

Watch This!: Revelations in Media Art, 2015
Title
Two Cubes on a Striped Surface
Artist
Date
1964
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
44 1/4 × 14 × 14 in. (112.4 × 35.6 × 35.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Dr. Barbara Welch Breder

Mediums
Mediums Description
plastic, stainless steel and aluminum
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
  • Object – furniture – table
Object Number
2014.41A-D
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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