Vault by Kenneth Noland

Vault
1976
Colour Field Painting, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Washington Colour School
Acrylic on canvas
Pace Gallery, London, UK

Noland’s Chevrons and Circles created visual tension between colour and background, however, Vault is animated from edge to edge with colour. The shaped canvas allows the painting to echo and reinforce the wedges of colour that are the sole content of the work. In his unification composition and support whilst eradicating representational imagery, image space and evidence of brushwork, Noland succeeds in creating an interplay of colour and form into his subject.

Kenneth Noland
Colour Field Painting, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Washington Colour School
Born: 10 April 1924, North Carolina, USA
Nationality: American
Died: 5 January 2010, Maine, USA

Assigned to the Post-painterly Abstraction movement by Clement Greenberg, Noland’s Colour Field painting was some of the most consistent and focused art produced in mid-20th century America. Noland developed his own signature style based on simplified and abstract forms, including targets, stripes, and chevrons

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