Three Flags, 1958, Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns single-flag images defied the usual pictorial structure of figure against ground. The subject is the foreground and background. Each flag is 25% from the one behind it, so it projects towards the viewer. Johns’ takes a simple symbol and makes it something that can engage an audience visually. 

Three Flags, 1958, Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns single-flag images defied the usual pictorial structure of figure against ground. The subject is the foreground and background. Each flag is 25% from the one behind it, so it projects towards the viewer. Johns’ takes a simple symbol and makes it something that can engage an audience visually. 

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