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Blue Enstrata, 1984

Acrylic on linen
40 × 80 in
101.6 × 203.2 cm
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Property from an Important East Coast Collection

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Richard Pousette-Dart’s Blue …

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Property from an Important East Coast Collection

From the Catalogue:
Richard Pousette-Dart’s Blue Enstrata, 1984 envelops its viewers in an abstracted and enigmatic field of deep blue. From a distant perspective, the grand scale of the work, with its bright highlights and dark shadows, draws the viewer in with its …

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Signed and dated "1984 R Pousette-Dart" on the reverse; further titled "Blue ENSTRATA Blue ENSTRATA" on the stretcher
Richard Pousette-Dart
American, 1916–1992
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One of the earliest Abstract Expressionists, Richard Pousette-Dart explored a variety of painterly styles, including figurative work, all-over abstraction, pattern making, and Surrealist Automatism. Deeply influenced by Native American art and textiles, Pousette- Dart distanced himself from his contemporaries with an interest in spirituality, his paintings dealing with traditional dualities between light and substance, spirit and body, and harmony and discord. He favored heavy layers of acrylic and oils with small, thick brushstrokes to emphasize luminosity and distinctive colors.

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About the work
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Property from an Important East Coast Collection

From the Catalogue:
Richard Pousette-Dart’s Blue …

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Property from an Important East Coast Collection

From the Catalogue:
Richard Pousette-Dart’s Blue Enstrata, 1984 envelops its viewers in an abstracted and enigmatic field of deep blue. From a distant perspective, the grand scale of the work, with its bright highlights and dark shadows, draws the viewer in with its …

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Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated "1984 R Pousette-Dart" on the reverse; further titled "Blue ENSTRATA Blue ENSTRATA" on the stretcher
Richard Pousette-Dart
American, 1916–1992
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One of the earliest Abstract Expressionists, Richard Pousette-Dart explored a variety of painterly styles, including figurative work, all-over abstraction, pattern making, and Surrealist Automatism. Deeply influenced by Native American art and textiles, Pousette- Dart distanced himself from his contemporaries with an interest in spirituality, his paintings dealing with traditional dualities between light and substance, spirit and body, and harmony and discord. He favored heavy layers of acrylic and oils with small, thick brushstrokes to emphasize luminosity and distinctive colors.

Blue Enstrata, 1984

Acrylic on linen
40 × 80 in
101.6 × 203.2 cm
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