Kenneth Noland (American, Asheville, North Carolina 1924–2010 Port Clyde, Maine)
Acrylic on canvas
94 1/4 x 92 1/4 in. (239.4 x 234.3 cm)
The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection, Gift of Muriel Kallis Newman, 2006
Not on view
Noland and Morris Louis are paired by art historians because they both attempted to integrate color as closely as possible with the canvas support. The influential critic Clement Greenberg called this approach “post-painterly abstraction.” The perfection of paintings such as this anticipates both the restraint of Minimalism and the perceptual play of Op Art.
[André Emmerich Gallery, New York, until 1962; sold on May 25, 1962 to Newman]; Muriel Kallis Newman, Chicago (1962–2006; her gift to MMA)
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