Study for Fugue, circa 1953
Framed (ref: 6668)
Pen and ink on card
Provenance: The Artist's Daughter in law, Marjorie Guthrie
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.