VBMA TUESDAY’S FLICK PICK
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016), Biopic
In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy, and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world.
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The precocious talent of Srinivasa Ramanujan brings to mind the work of Theodoros Stamos, the youngest of the first-generation Abstract Expressionists. His painting in the VBMA collection, Infinity Field, from the Lefkada series (1980), derives from late in his career. Why do you think Stamos chose this title for his painting? What about the image suggests infinity?
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Image credit: Theodoros Stamos. Infinity Field, from the Lefkada series, 1980. Acrylic on canvas