Thursday, April 1, 2010

Color Target

Kenneth Noland (American, 1924-2010)
Heat, 1958

Noland's work developed out abstract expressionism and he became a significant Color Field painter. Color field painting often consists of solid areas of color covering the entire canvas, many times, the paint stained into the canvas (Morris Louis). Interest lies in the lyrical effects of these swathes of color. Noland was interested in the relationship with the edge of the picture and began his series of Targets, like today's painting.

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