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Barnett Newman

Midnight Blue, 1970

Oil and acrylic on canvas
76 × 94 in
193 × 238.8 cm
location
Houston
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The Menil Collection
Houston
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Collection: Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Collection: Museum Ludwig, Cologne

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© 2015 The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln
Barnett Newman
American, 1905–1970
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An originator of Abstract Expressionism, Barnett Newman changed the course of 20th-century American painting. Newman’s monumental color field paintings consist of rectangles of rich, often mono- or bi-chromatic color that, when viewed from close proximity, are meant to confer a powerful spiritual experience, an encounter with the sublime. Newman’s signature “Zip” paintings, the artist’s term for paintings with a narrow vertical stripe dividing planes of color, provide each painting with an architectural frame, such as in his iconic work Vir Heroicus Siblimis (1950-1951).

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Collection: Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Collection: Museum Ludwig, Cologne

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© 2015 The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln
Barnett Newman
American, 1905–1970
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An originator of Abstract Expressionism, Barnett Newman changed the course of 20th-century American painting. Newman’s monumental color field paintings consist of rectangles of rich, often mono- or bi-chromatic color that, when viewed from close proximity, are meant to confer a powerful spiritual experience, an encounter with the sublime. Newman’s signature “Zip” paintings, the artist’s term for paintings with a narrow vertical stripe dividing planes of color, provide each painting with an architectural frame, such as in his iconic work Vir Heroicus Siblimis (1950-1951).

Barnett Newman

Midnight Blue, 1970

Oil and acrylic on canvas
76 × 94 in
193 × 238.8 cm
location
Houston
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