Sunday, January 05, 2014

Day 4 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

For my fourth painting I chose to work in a style known as "Color Field." This offshoot of Abstract Expressionism was practiced by several wonderful artists in the 1940's and 1950's--Mark Rothko is the granddaddy of Color Field artists, and several other well-known artists like Clyfford Still, Ad Reinhardt, and Helen Frankenthaler practiced this style. 

Color Field artists created expansions of color, devoid of a subject - the colors themselves are the subject.  The idea was to keep the surface flat. The paint, colors, brushstrokes, shapes, and lines were meant to be appreciated as they were laid out by the artist, who used the canvas to express her/himself.  For more information on Color Field artists and their art click HERE.



     
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