Contemporary Color Fields


Taking its name from the 1950s and ’60s art-historical term Color Field Painting—coined when a pioneering group of artists chose to isolate and emphasize color over almost every other aspect of traditional artmaking—Contemporary Color Fields notes contemporary abstract works that emphasize swathes, or fields, of color. Such use often highlights the interplay between two or three colors or the predominance of particular colors in a swell of many. Aiming to envelop the viewer in typically delightful—or sometimes somber—color, the effect is often one of intense emotion or ethereality.

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