Color Field painting is a style of abstract painting that emerged in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s. It was inspired by European modernism and closely related to Abstract Expressionism, while many of its notable early proponents were among the pioneering Abstract Expressionists. 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. In color field painting "color is freed from objective context and becomes the subject in itself."
During the late 1950s and 1960s, Color field painters emerged in Great Britain, Canada, Washington, DC and the West Coast of the United States using formats of stripes, targets, simple geometric patterns and references to landscape imagery and to nature.
... The following is a list of Color Field painters, closely related artists and some of their more important influences Josef Albers Edward Avedisian ...
... His paintings are characterized by bright colors simple, abstract forms and symmetrically arranged, but serene, compositions ... Kootz Gallery in 1954, alongside other Color-Field painters like Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland ... argued that his work is distinct from Color Field painting in its classical rigor and forms, whether derived from ancient Greek and Moorish decorative ...
... November 30, 1933) is a Color Field Painter and Lyrical Abstractionist artist ... Gilliam, an African American, is associated with the Washington Color School and is broadly considered a Color field painter ... without stretcher bars c.1965, a major contribution to the Color Field School ...
... Josef Albers, 1965, Geometric abstraction Barnett Newman, 1966, Color Field – Minimalism Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue Richard Anuszkiewicz, 1978, Op art During the ... Geometric abstraction, Op art, hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and minimal painting, were some interrelated directions for advanced abstract painting as well as some other new movements ... Hofmann introduced a new generation of American artists to their advanced theories of color and space ...
... gallery) and the serenely shimmering blocks of color in Mark Rothko's work (which is not what would usually be called expressionist and which Rothko denied was abstract), are ... comfortably described as practitioners of action painting and Color field painting ... Color Field painting initially referred to a particular type of abstract expressionism, especially the work of Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell ...
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