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