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Color Field painting is an abstract style that emerged in the 1950s after Abstract Expressionism and is largely characterized by abstract canvases painted primarily with large areas of solid color. An alternate but less frequently encountered term for this style is chromatic abstraction. Jackson Pollock, No. ... Look up Canvas in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Color is an important part of the visual arts. ...

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Color Field painting initially referred to a particular type of abstract expressionism, especially the work of Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell and Adolph Gottlieb. Art critic Clement Greenberg perceived Color Field painting as related to but different from Action painting. During the early to mid-1960s Color Field painting was the term used to describe artists like Jules Olitski, Kenneth Noland, and Helen Frankenthaler, whose works were related to second generation abstract expressionism, and to younger artists like Larry Zox, and Frank Stella, - all moving in a new direction. In 1964 Clement Greenberg curated an influential exhibition that traveled the country called Post-painterly abstraction. The exhibition expanded the definition of color field painting. In the late 1960s Richard Diebenkorn began his Ocean Park series; created during the final 25 years of his career and that are important examples of color field painting. Color Field painting clearly pointed toward a new direction in American painting, away from abstract expressionism. Color Field painting is related to Post-painterly abstraction, Suprematism, Abstract Expressionism, Hard-edge painting and Lyrical Abstraction. Jackson Pollock, No. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Clyfford Still (November 30, 1904 – June 23, 1980) was an American painter, one of the leading figures in abstract expressionism. ... Barnett Newman (January 29, 1905 – July 4, 1970) was an American artist. ... Robert Motherwell (January 24, 1915 –July 16, 1991) was an American abstract expressionist painter. ... Adolph Gottlieb (March 14, 1903 - March 4, 1974) was an American abstract expressionist painter. ... An art critic is normally a person who have a speciality in giving reviews mainly of the types of fine art you will find on display. Typically the art critic will go to an art exhibition where works of art are displayed in the traditional way in localities especially made... Clement Greenberg (January 16, 1909 - May 7, 1994) was an influential American art critic closely associated with the abstract art movement in the United States. ... Pollocks Galaxy, a part of the Joslyn Art Museums permanent collection. ... Jules Olitski is an American abstract painter and sculptor, born Jevel Demikovski in Snovsk, Russia, on March 27 1922, a few months after his father, a commissar, was executed by the Russian government. ... Kenneth Noland (born April 10, 1924) is an American painter. ... Helen Frankenthaler (born December 12, 1928) is an American post-painterly abstraction artist. ... Larry Zox (born Lawrence Zox) (1936 is an American painter who is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he does not readily use that category for his work. ... Frank Stella Harran II 1967 Frank Stella La scienza della pigrizia (The Science of Laziness) 1984, oil, enamel and alkyd paint on canvas, etched magnesium, aluminum and fiberglass, National Gallery of Art Washington DC Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker. ... Richard Clifford Diebenkorn, Jr. ... Post-painterly Abstraction is a term created by art critic, Clement Greenberg in the 1960s to distinguish his idea of pure art from the Abstract Expressionism movement of about the same time. ... This term is not to be confused with supremacism. ... Jackson Pollock, No. ... The Hard-edge painting style can be considered a subdivision of Post-Painterly Abstraction, which in turn emerged from Color Field painting. ... Lyrical Abstraction is an important American abstract art movement that emerged in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington DC and then Toronto and London during the 1960s - 1970s. ...


Color Field painting sought to rid art of superflous rhetoric. Artists like Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, Hans Hofmann, Morris Louis, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Zox, and others often used greatly reduced references to nature, and they painted with a highly articulated and psychological use of color. In general these artists eliminated recognizable imagery. Certain artists quoted references to past or present art, but in general color field painting presents abstraction as an end in itself. In pursuing this direction of modern art, artists wanted to present each painting as one unified, cohesive, monolithic image. Clyfford Still (November 30, 1904 – June 23, 1980) was an American painter, one of the leading figures in abstract expressionism. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hans Hofmann (1880 - 1966) was an abstract expressionist painter. ... Morris Louis (Morris Louis Bernstein) (1912 - 1962) was one of the talented U.S. abstract expressionist painters to emerge in the fifties. ... Jules Olitski is an American abstract painter and sculptor, born Jevel Demikovski in Snovsk, Russia, on March 27 1922, a few months after his father, a commissar, was executed by the Russian government. ... Kenneth Noland (born April 10, 1924) is an American painter. ... Helen Frankenthaler (born December 12, 1928) is an American post-painterly abstraction artist. ... Larry Zox (born Lawrence Zox) (1936 is an American painter who is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he does not readily use that category for his work. ... Dejeuner sur lHerbe by Pablo Picasso At the Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1892 The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1893 I and the Village by Marc Chagall, 1911 Fountain by Marcel Duchamp, 1917 Campbells Soup Cans 1962 Synthetic polymer paint on thirty-two...


In distinction to the emotional energy and gestural surface marks of Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Color Field painting initially appeared to be cool and austere, effacing the individual mark in favor of large, flat areas of color, which these artists considered to be the essential nature of visual abstraction, along with the actual shape of the canvas, which Frank Stella in particular achieved in unusual ways with combinations of curved and straight edges. However Color Field painting has proven to be both sensual and deeply expressive albeit in a different way from gestural Abstract expressionism.... Controversy swirls over the alleged sale of No. ... Willem de Koonings Woman V (1952-53), National Gallery of Australia Willem de Kooning (April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was an abstract expressionist painter, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. ... Frank Stella Harran II 1967 Frank Stella La scienza della pigrizia (The Science of Laziness) 1984, oil, enamel and alkyd paint on canvas, etched magnesium, aluminum and fiberglass, National Gallery of Art Washington DC Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker. ... Jackson Pollock, No. ...


Exhibitions

  • Colorfield.remix (external link) an expanded exhibition, was conceived by The Kreeger Museum but involved several museums and galleries in Washington, DC and surrounding areas collaborating to celebrate the 'Color Field' art movement, and Washington Color School painters.

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Color Field artists

Walter Darby Bannard (born September 23, 1934, New Haven, CT) is an American abstract painter. ... Bush, Big A, acrylic on canvas, 1968 Jack Bush (1909-1977) (variant name John Hamilton Bush) was an important Canadian abstract expressionist painter, born in Toronto, Ontario in 1909. ... Dan Christensen, the American abstract painter, was born in Cozad, Nebraska on October 6, 1942, he died in Easthampton, New York on January 20, 2007. ... Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a US painter known especially for paintings of vertical stripes of color, and a member of the group of abstract painters in Washington DC during the 1960s known as the Washington Color School. ... Ronald Davis (a. ... Richard Clifford Diebenkorn, Jr. ... Thomas Downing (1928-1985) was an American painter, associated with the Washington Color Field Movement. ... Friedel Dzubas was born in Berlin, Germany on April 20, 1915. ... See also: other Sam Francises Samuel Lewis Francis (1923 - November 4, 1994) was an American painter and printmaker. ... Helen Frankenthaler (born December 12, 1928) is an American post-painterly abstraction artist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hans Hofmann (1880 - 1966) was an abstract expressionist painter. ... Wolfgang Hollegha (* 04. ... Ellsworth Kelly (b. ... Ronnie Landfield (born January 9, 1947 in The Bronx, New York) is an American abstract painter. ... Morris Louis (Morris Louis Bernstein) (1912 - 1962) was one of the talented U.S. abstract expressionist painters to emerge in the fifties. ... Howard Mehring, 1931 – 1978 Born in Washington, D.C. Howard Mehring is associated with the Washington Color School and the artists at Jefferson Place Gallery. ... Robert Motherwell (January 24, 1915 –July 16, 1991) was an American abstract expressionist painter. ... Barnett Newman (January 29, 1905 – July 4, 1970) was an American artist. ... Kenneth Noland (born April 10, 1924) is an American painter. ... Jules Olitski is an American abstract painter and sculptor, born Jevel Demikovski in Snovsk, Russia, on March 27 1922, a few months after his father, a commissar, was executed by the Russian government. ... William Perehudoff (born 1919 in Langham, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian artist, most closely associated with Color field painting. ... Paul Reed is an American artist. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Clyfford Still (November 30, 1904 – June 23, 1980) was an American painter, one of the leading figures in abstract expressionism. ... Frank Stella Harran II 1967 Frank Stella La scienza della pigrizia (The Science of Laziness) 1984, oil, enamel and alkyd paint on canvas, etched magnesium, aluminum and fiberglass, National Gallery of Art Washington DC Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker. ... Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891 - February 24, 1978) was an African American color field painter and art educator. ... Larry Zox (born Lawrence Zox) (1936 is an American painter who is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he does not readily use that category for his work. ...

See also

Dejeuner sur lHerbe by Pablo Picasso At the Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1892 The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1893 I and the Village by Marc Chagall, 1911 Fountain by Marcel Duchamp, 1917 Campbells Soup Cans 1962 Synthetic polymer paint on thirty-two... See also Western art, History of painting, History of art, Art history, Painting, Outline of painting history Jan Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, known as the Mona Lisa of the North 1665-1667 Édouard Manet, The Balcony 1868 The history of Western painting represents a continuous, though disrupted, tradition... Black square by Kazimir Malevich Abstract art is now generally understood to mean art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses colour and form in a non-representational way. ... The Hard-edge painting style can be considered a subdivision of Post-Painterly Abstraction, which in turn emerged from Color Field painting. ... Lyrical Abstraction is an important American abstract art movement that emerged in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington DC and then Toronto and London during the 1960s - 1970s. ... A visual-art movement of the 1960s, the Washington Color School was originally a group of painters who showed works in the Washington Color Painters exhibit at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art in Washington, DC from June 25-September 5, 1965. ... Post-painterly Abstraction is a term created by art critic, Clement Greenberg in the 1960s to distinguish his idea of pure art from the Abstract Expressionism movement of about the same time. ...

References

  • The Columbia Encyclopedia
  • Kleiner, Fred S.; and Mamiya, Christin J. , Gardner's Art Through the Ages (2004). Volume II. Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN 0-534-64091-5.
  • Schwabsky, Barry. "Irreplaceable Hue - Color Field Painting." Art Forum 1994. Look Smart 20 April 2007.
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