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FREE PDF ó BOOK Color As Field Ê KAREN WILKIN × ➽ [Reading] ➿ Color As Field: American Painting, 1950-1975 By Karen Wilkin ➲ – Book by Wilkin KarenBook by Wilkin KarenBook by Wilkin Karen Book by Wilkin KarenBook by Wilkin Field: American Kindle Ô KarenBook byBook by Wilkin Karen This book represents the catalog for a circulating museum show devoted to the prime movers Morris Louis Kenneth Noland Jules Olitski and Helen Frankenthaler in the Color Field school of painting also called post painterly abstraction by Clement Greenberg in order to differentiate it from the autographic type of paint handling found in Abstract Expressionism the style that preceded it The advocacy of the autocratic and well hated Greenberg America's leading art critic of the 20th century has done much to inhibit proper scholarly and market respect for the style The essay by Karen Wilkin an independent art historian with a long standing interest in the subject is clear concise and beautifully illustrated My major criticism is that the enthusiasm of the author leads her to several dubious conclusions and a general lack of critical andor comparative thinking none of the artists have weaknesses everyone is a good and worthy contributor in other words thank you for sharing For example both the exhibition and the essay try to make the case for a number of secondary even minor or weak artists eg Walter Darby Bannard and Friedl Dzubas as vital members of the movement There is also an attempt to include major abstract expressionists like Hans Hofmann Robert Motherwell Barnet Newman and Mark Rothko in the group rather than considering them strictly as precursors or major influences on the development of the style The primacy of Frankenthaler over Louis is also subtly argued for and highly debatable; the invention of a techniue the stained and poured canvas is not the same as making a dramatic change in the uality and intent of an art form There is a structural clarity chromic inventiveness absence of draughtmanship and coolness in Louis and Noland that is uite distinct from the decorative and tasteful art of Frankenthaler; these features make Color Field painting in their hands a close relation or precursor as Wilkin points out to 1960s Minimalism At the same time it is very refreshing to see an important writer give some credit in proper proportion I might add to Sam Gilliam an African American and a Washington artist like Noland and Louis and to Ronald Davis a Californian who is often remembered if at all in relation to the reductive abstraction of Frank Stella Overall this is an extremely fine contribution to the field; it covers the widest number of artists and properly situates Color Field painting alongside Minimalism and Pop as one of the major artistic developments of the turbulently productive 1960s

PDF ↠ American Painting  Karen Wilkin

Book by Wilkin Karen What a wonderful survey of Color Field painting The colors are magnificent and I'm certain true to the actual painting The writing is superb and shows the author's grasp of this phenomenal breakthrough in the history of art At the end a wonderful feature is a short bio of each artist whose work appears in the book along with a photo An important book to have as a text if one were teaching a class on Modern Art or for one's private collection

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Color As Field American Painting 1950 1975Book by Wilkin Karen wonderful copy and book