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Sean Scully

Sean Scully is known for his paintings of bold, opposing stripes, grids and checkerboard patterns.  His palette is earthy and rich in browns, blacks and ochres.  The inspiration for the striped motif he uses was from a trip he took to Morocco in 1970.  For him, the striped Moroccan fabrics dyed in deep red and indigo were stunning visually.

His early works from the 1970s were more structured than his later works that explored a new instability between the shapes in the canvases.  Scully's painting style has been compared to that of Frank Stella, Jasper Johns and Brice Marden, but Scullys surfaces seem more natural, with visible brushwork and natural hues.

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Sean Scully

About  Sean Scully

Born:  1945 - Dublin, Ireland
Known for:  geometric abstraction-stripes