Barnett Newman, ‘Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue IV’, 1969-1970, Art Resource
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Barnett Newman

Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue IV, 1969-1970

Oil on canvas
107 9/10 × 237 2/5 in
274 × 603 cm
Location
New York
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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, ‘Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue IV’, 1969-1970, Art Resource
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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

Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue IV, 1969-1970

Oil on canvas
107 9/10 × 237 2/5 in
274 × 603 cm
Location
New York
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