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Cord Charismatic Number One


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Ink on Fine Art A4 paper:

  • Acid- and lignin- free for long term image and structural performance
  • Natural White 200gsm will not yellow over time with textured surface to complement art
  • Free of optical brightening agents
  • ISO9706 International Standard for long life papers and board
  • FSC certified responsibly sourced material


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Framing Suggestions

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Arcs in Mid-Century Modern Art

The mid-century modern era, spanning roughly the 1940s to the 1970s, witnessed a vibrant exploration of form and function. Among the shapes that captivated artists and designers was the arc, its graceful curve offering a dynamic alternative to the straight lines and rigid grids prevalent in the earlier modernist movement.

Flow and Movement

The arc, unlike a straight line, possesses an inherent sense of movement and fluidity. This resonated with the optimistic and forward-looking spirit of the era, where innovation and progress were celebrated.

Organic Inspiration

The mid-century embraced organic forms, drawing inspiration from nature. The arc, echoing the curves of leaves, waves, and even the human body, reflected this connection to the natural world.

Technological Advancements

New materials and construction techniques emerging in the mid-century, like prefabricated steel and reinforced concrete, allowed designers to create bolder and more daring curved forms.

Expressions of the Arc

The arc manifested in various ways in mid-century art:


Eero Saarinen’s iconic Tulip Chair and Arne Jacobsen’s Swan Chair showcased the arc in elegant and functional forms.


Oscar Niemeyer’s iconic Brasilia buildings and Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Centre utilised sweeping arcs to create dramatic and futuristic structures.

Graphic Design

Logos and advertisements often incorporated stylised arcs to create a sense of dynamism and modernity.


A4, 210mm x 297mm