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Barnett Newman

Onement II, 1948

Oil on canvas
60 × 36 in
152.4 × 91.4 cm
Location
New York
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New York

Gift of Tony Smith. 1967.14.

Gift of Tony Smith. 1967.14.

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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford Connecticut, U.S.A. / Art Resource, NY / Newman, Barnett (1905-1970) © ARS, NY
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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New York

Gift of Tony Smith. 1967.14.

Gift of Tony Smith. 1967.14.

Medium
Painting
Image rights
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford Connecticut, U.S.A. / Art Resource, NY / Newman, Barnett (1905-1970) © ARS, NY
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

Onement II, 1948

Oil on canvas
60 × 36 in
152.4 × 91.4 cm
Location
New York
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