Nassos Daphnis

American, b. 1914, Krokeai, Sparta, Greece; d. 2010, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Nassos Daphnis


Nassos Daphnis was an artist and horticulturist who changed styles in the 1950s from landscape art to favoring sharp and simplified geometrical art. In 1955, he developed his own color theory that assigned numbers to planes in pictorial space. In 2-68, Daphnis uses his color theory to juxtapose undulating bands of color applied by taping off each band and spraying them with a single color.



Nassos Daphnis, 2-68


Title: 2-68
Date: 1968
Medium: epoxy paint on canvas
Dimensions: 84 x 84 inches
Accession Number: P69.3.4
Location: North Concourse









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