Alfred Jensen

American, b. 1903, Guatemala City, Guatemala; d. 1981, Livingston, New Jersey
Alfred Jensen

 

Alfred Jensen’s work combines ancient calendar systems, the logic of prisms, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s color theory to create flat, colorful and geometric-patterned art inspired by numerology, astrology, mythology, and science. Kronos consists of five panels with vivid, contrasting dabs of color that form rectangular shapes resembling pyramids seen from above. The title refers to the seasonal pattern of the planets and mythology centered around the creation of the universe.

Kronos

 

Alfred Jensen, Kronos

 

Title: Kronos
Date: 1968
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 94.75 x 229.5 inches
Accession Number: P68.4.4
Location: Currently Not on View

 

 

 

 

Empire State Plaza Art Collection
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