Tags

Paleolithic Red

Artwork

Identifier:
2006.052.1
Artist:
Sam Gilliam
Medium:
Acrylic on Polypropylene
Date:
1993
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 81.0 in Width: 37.0 in
Description:
Mostly red abstract image. Very textured. Large arch sweeps through center of canvas. Image looks composed of long narrow strips stacked to build up height.
Historical Context:
Sam Gilliam is an African American color field painter associated with the Washington Color School, Abstract Expressionism and Lyrical Abstraction. He works on stretched, draped, and wrapped canvas; and adds sculptural 3D elements. He is recognized as the first artist to introduce the idea of a painted canvas hanging without stretcher bars c. 1965, a major contribution to the Color Field School.
Credit:
Gift of William and Glenda Noakes
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term
acrylic painting
Current Location:
John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering -> 2nd Floor (KEN)
Location Notes:
KEN; 2nd fl., West Windows, Lounge Area