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Barnett Newman: The Late Work
The Menil Collection presents the exhibition Barnett Newman: The Late Work. March 27 – August 2, 2015.
The work of artist Barnett Newman (1905-1970; pictured) has come to define the spiritual aspirations and material innovations of American painting in the mid-twentieth century. Large and bold vertical planes of color, with thin upright lines that came to be known as “zips,” characterize Newman’s vocabulary of form.
In contrast to the horizontal compositions that define the landscape tradition in Western art, Newman’s work reflects the upright posture of the human body. For the artist, thisView more
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