Fugue 4 Burton Kramer

Year
2006
Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 × 30 inches
76.2 × 76.2 cm
Framed Size
31 × 31 inches
78.74 × 78.74 cm

In this lively painting by modernist Burton Kramer a mirrored geometric pattern is enhanced by a complimentary soft colour palette of blues, pinks, yellows, and taupe. The title ‘Fugue’ refers to a musical composition in which themes are repeated and imitated by continuous vocal parts. Like 20th century European painter Wassily Kandinsky, renowned for his experiments with color and music, Kramer explores the language of visual forms and sound. “To fully experience music, one needs a receptive ear. To fully experience these paintings the viewer needs to taste the color, hear and feel the rhythms, the mood, the music.” Burton Kramer He is one of Canada's most influential and gifted graphic designers. He designed the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation logo in 1974. Kramer trained at Yale University (MFA), The Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (BSc), The Royal College of Art, London (Fulbright Scholar) and The State University of New York. Kramer has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Arts Ontario, The Order of Ontario by the Province, an Honorary Doctorate from Ontario College of Art & Design and named Member of the Order of Canada. His work is held in many private and public collections.

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