Theodoros Stamos

American, b. 1922, New York, New York; d. 1977, Yiannina, Greece
Theodoros Stamos


In 1962, Theodoros Stamos began a series of works, referred to as “sun boxes,” consisting of compositions divided horizontally with floating rectangles of color inspired by the effects of light reflected through paper screens. In Iberian Sun Box, a purple horizontal band runs across a flat and opaque orange surface with a dark orange horizontal band resting at the bottom of the canvas. Under the purple horizontal band is a yellow rectangle that Stamos paints in a way to evoke lightness as if sunlight peaks through the shape from behind.

Iberian Sun Box


Theodoros Stamos, Iberian Sun Box


Title: Iberian Sun Box
Date: 1967
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 69 x 48 inches
Accession Number: P68.2.5
Location: North Concourse









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