Dynamic triangular shapes began to feature prominently in Robert Adams’s sculptures and prints in the early 1960s. In this print, two cascading red triangles are layered over a carefully balanced arrangement of asymmetric rectangles. Adams was fascinated by the tension and sense of controlled movement that these geometric forms could generate.
This print was part of a portfolio produced in 1975 by the International Association of Art, a branch of UNESCO intended to foster cooperation between artists from all countries. Other artists featured in this portfolio include Gertrude Hermes, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Sandra Blow, Gordon House, Morris Kestelman, Robert Medley, Harvey Daniels, Terry Frost and Michael Rothenstein.
Lisa Newby, July 2022
In October 1984, the University of East Anglia accepted a planned bequest from Joyce and Michael Morris (UEA Alumni). Michael died in 2009 and Joyce in December 2014 when the couple's wishes were implemented.
Not on display
Artist/Maker: Robert Adams
Object Type: Print
Accession Number: 31565
Historic Period: 20th century
Production Place: Britain, England, Europe
Credit Line: Bequeathed by Joyce and Michael Morris, 2014