Protractor, Variation I by Frank Stella

“Protractor, Variation I” by Frank Stella is an acrylic and graphite painting on canvas at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Created in 1969, the painting is 16 feet wide by 8 feet tall, and is composed of rhythmic bands of color in the shape of a protractor. This work is one of nearly 100 paintings in Stella’s Protractor series. Discover more reasons why this is a masterpiece with Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

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