Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Color Fields

Morris Louis 'Theta'

I came across this story a few months ago on NPR about Color Field artists, and I really think this movement displays all the requirements for showing up in our future art history books.

  1. The artists are dying off, and are now gaining recognition.
  2. The works were created by a group of artists using "tradition breaking techniques." (think Pollock with purpose, and on a more massive scale)
  3. It's already been deemed as a reflection of the upbeat JFK era.
  4. And of course, somebody important in the art world decided it was important.

I'm no art historian, but I think I've got something here.

I actually really like this stuff too. I'm sure it would be neat to see in real life.

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