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Lucy Withers
Lucy Withers • 2 years ago

The late Polish artist Roman Opakka's numerical paintings. Opałka began his famed work by hand-painting a consecutive series of integers, starting with "1" on the uppermost left-hand corner of the canvas, in 1965. He proceeded to produce canvases filled with the progression of numbers continuously following the previous batch. The final number was 5,607,249.

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In 1965, the late artist Roman Opałka began his famed work by hand-painting a consecutive series of integers, starting with "1" on the uppermost left-hand corner of the canvas. Fast forward several decades and Opałka's final number painted was 5,607,249. 2

Roman Opałka was a French-born Polish painter who painted numbers. In 1965 he began painting a process of counting – from one to infinity. Starting in the top left-hand corner of the canvas and finishing in the bottom right-hand corner, the tiny numbers were painted in horizontal rows. As of July 2004, he had reached 5.5 million.

Roman Opałka was a French-born Polish painter who painted numbers. In 1965 he began painting a process of counting – from one to infinity. Starting in the top left-hand corner of the canvas and finishing in the bottom right-hand corner, the tiny numbers were painted in horizontal rows. As of July 2004, he had reached 5.5 million.

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