Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Color-Field Painters

Mark Rothko, Four Darks in Red, 1958 . Oil and canvas, 8'6" x 9' 8". Whitney Museum of American Art.

A term used to describe the work Mark Rothko and other painters of the Abstract Expressionist or New York School who explored the optical and mystical effects of fields of color. Also known as Post-Painterly Abstractionists. (Gardner)

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