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Exposition d'art : The Late Work

Exposition d'art : The Late Work

The Late Work

Barnett Newman

Vendredi, 27 Mars, 2015 - Dimanche, 2 Août, 2015

The work of artist Barnett Newman (1905-1970) has come to define the spiritual aspirations and material innovations of American painting in the mid-twentieth century. Large and bold vertical planes of color, with thin upright lines that came to be known as “zips,” characterize Newman’s vocabulary of form. In contrast to the horizontal compositions that define the landscape tradition in Western art, Newman’s work reflects the upright posture of the human body. For the artist, this reorientation was deeply political. He felt it could free painting from the past and allow an entirely new awareness for the viewer through the ineffable experience of standing in front of his work.

location
The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross Street
Houston, TX 77006
United States