Crossing the Line

Newman, Twelfth Station. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.

Barnett Newman was an Abstract Expressionist, working in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. After Rothko, he’s the pre-eminent Color Field painter, opting for large expanses of sensual color. Born in New York in 1905, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he’d hit his 40s before he hit on his signature mark: the zip. Newman’s so-called “zip paintings” used thin stripes of color against plain backgrounds…

Check out this week’s video blog.

2 thoughts on “Crossing the Line

  1. fantastic post: topic, presentation, thought-provoking questions, music. really excellent.

  2. I am glad that you are examining modern art. I love your podcast and I hope that you will find a way to continue it. I was in NYC two weeks ago and I visited the Met. My goodness! It was an orgy of visual stimuli!

Comments are closed.