PH-143 (1955-H)

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PH-143 (1955-H)

United States, 1955
Paintings
Oil on canvas
113 1/4 × 154 in. (287.66 × 391.16 cm)
Anonymous gift, Los Angeles (M.91.89)
Currently on public view:
Ahmanson Building, floor 2 MAP IT
Ahmanson Building, floor 2

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Curator Notes

The strikingly colored flat fields and compressed space of Clyfford Still’s surfaces are a landmark achievement of the Abstract Expressionist movement in the United States, which is characterized by i...
The strikingly colored flat fields and compressed space of Clyfford Still’s surfaces are a landmark achievement of the Abstract Expressionist movement in the United States, which is characterized by its feverish pursuit of spiritual and personal expression. Using palette knives instead of brushes to apply thick layers of oil paint on a massive and soaring scale, Still imbued his paintings with a feeling of the sublime.
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Bibliography

  • Demetrion, James. T.  Clyfford Still: Paintings 1944-1960.  New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001.