Artist John Cecil Stephenson: Study for Fugue, 1953

Artist John Cecil Stephenson (1889-1965): Study for Fugue, 1953

John Cecil Stephenson (1889-1965):
Study for Fugue, 1953
Framed (ref: 3606)

Titled and inscribed in pencil

Gouache and indian ink on paper

10 x 7 1/2 in. (25.4 x 19 cm.)

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Provenance: The Artist's Estate; Ficher Fine Art Ltd (c 4091)

In a frame of the artist's own design

Exhibited: John Cecil Stephenson - Pioneer of Modernism, DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, 25 February - 29 April 2012.

Fugue is a musical term that refers to  a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices, built on a subject that is introduced at the beginning at different pitches and which recurs frequently in the course of the composition.  A skilled musician himself throughout his life Stephenson' sought to find visual equivalents for  musical forms.