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Newest Collection: MACS3 - Modern Art Color Study 3 - Cloth

17 February 2020

This week's new collection is MACS3. As a celebration of the 250th numbered collection in this gallery, this is the third Modern Art Color Study collection, succeeding MACS and MACS2. As before, all works in this collection are derived from the same, singluar monitor, and each one was carefully modified using various color filters to reach a specific impression. The theme this time around is cloth and gemstones, a contradiction between soft and hard as befits the various areas of these works: the solid lower-left against the smooth lower-right, a spear striking inwards to separate the two. Roughly, the color of the work will correspond with the gemstone for which it is named. As before, I won't be describing any of these works individually, as there isn't enough thematic variance for it to be useful - better to examine them and take from them what you find personally meaningful. However, I will note the 'original' works here: Cloth in Emerald and Cloth in Ruby. Each other work in this color study is a modified version of one or the other - if you're particularly ambitious, you can overlay works on top of each other to find out which is which, as those two works do not overlap each other perfectly (they were captured from very slightly different angles). Overall, the Modern Art Color Studies are some of the purest examples of what this gallery is trying to accomplish - an experiment in the agency and creativity I can access in the creation of modern art. Please enjoy!



Gradient in Stages is a work that is unapologetically genuine in a way that almost no other work in this entire gallery can be, and which manages to be wholly unique in its compositional design. Very little of this work was manufactured after the fact - what you see is almost exactly what the monitor looked like before I took the photograph, and it remains, in my opinion, the most incredible monitor I have ever found.



A fairly early work, Warp is one of the gallery's first instances of this sort of rough texture, and this texture still remains a rarity. A very abstract work, yet one with a definite measure of feeling behind it.



This work boasts a wholly unique compositional style compared to any other work in this gallery, which somehow manages to break from the motifs that its sister works are bound to follow. As is reflected by its name, Cubism alludes to a real artistic style and movement, doing so with just the type of color scheme to be the most effective in that endeavor.



Shielded Seaview is a work so elegant in its simplicity yet so well accomplishing what it means to do, all with a unique and soothing violet color scheme, that it bears profound respect. The gradient from light to dark is very gradual, and is placed perfectly on a flat border to delimit the sky from the water reflecting it, in one of the best compositions of any work in this gallery.



This is a simple work that focuses on design with a nice, fairly uncommon background color that complements the design well. The work's vertical lines help to emphasize the power of the spell being performed.