Different colours, different sizes, different techniques for different lines. Was Barnett Newman’s art simple or complicated? Well Franz Kline gave us the answer to that! Redefining the figure to ground relationship, Newman’s signature ‘zips’ unite fields of colour, here in ‘Uriel’ one pale blue, one dark red-brown. Connecting the upper and lower edges of the painting, the monumental scale dominates the viewer and getting up close, its easy to find oneself lost in a nebulous expanse of space. ◻️||◻️◻️
Oil on canvas
548.6 x 243.8 cm
Recently displayed @fondationbeyeler
as part of their ‘Nature + Abstraction’ exhibition Summer 2018.