20th Century Art

 

Abstract Expressionism - Color Field Painting
 
Fast Facts

Color Field painting, influenced by Matisse, Fauvism, and Surrealism was relatively inert and bare. Color applied to flat surfaces suggests an overall calm, meditative otherworldly place. The goal was to eliminate all obstacles between the artist and the idea, and between the idea and the viewer.

There is no attempt at representation in the narrative sense; the subject is color.

 
 

 
 

Red, Yellow, Black on White

 
Artist: Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
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Orange, Tan and Purple, 1954

 
Artist: Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
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Untitled, Black, 1963

 
Artist: Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
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Cityscape I, 1963

 
Artist: Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)
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Ocean Park Number 49, 1972

 
Artist: Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)
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Ocean Park Number 54, 1972

 
Artist: Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)
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Ocean Park Number 114, 1979

 
Artist: Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)
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Kathleen Grisham
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