With “stripes” (as she called them) that break concentrically or intertwine, Landau weaves patterns that evoke textiles, pentagrams, or labyrinths. In this painting, as the title suggests, the artist explores concepts of rhythm, repetition, and contrast to depict a paranoid mental state on the canvas.

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MYRA LANDAU (1926–2018)
Ritmo paranoico, 1975
Paranoid Rhythm
Pastel on linen
Gift of the artist, 1990