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Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Morning Museum: Abstract Expressionism – Color Field Painting

Color Field Painting – Primarily in New York City from the 1940s to the 1960s

Color Field is characterized primarily by large fields of flat, solid color spread across or stained into the canvas creating areas of unbroken surface and a flat picture plane. The movement places less emphasis on gesture, brushstrokes and action in favour of an overall consistency of form and process. – Wikipedia.org

In addition to Kenneth Noland (see art example below), a major Color Field Painting artist is Mark Rothko.

Blue Extend, 1962 by Kenneth Noland (1924-2010)


Last Monday’s Art – Action Painting
Next Monday’s Art – Academic Art

Top of post: "Color Field" graphic created by Adrean Darce Brent
Below: “Monday Morning Museum” logo created by Adrean Darce Brent

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