Bend Sinister by Kenneth Noland

Bend Sinister by Kenneth Noland Bend Sinister1964Colour Field Painting, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Washington Colour SchoolAcrylic on CanvasHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA In Chevron paintings , such as ‘Bend Sinister’, Noland puts the composition off-centre against neutral backgrounds. Noland’s titles are difficult to decipher, however ‘Bend Sinister’ alludes to the structure of the painting … Continue reading Bend Sinister by Kenneth Noland

Ex-Nihilo by Kenneth Noland

Ex-Nihilo1958Colour Field Painting, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Washington Colour SchoolMagna on canvasPrivate collection The late 1950s marked a major turning point in Noland’s career and in ‘Ex Nihilo’ Noland began painting simplified forms and carefully balancing selected colours to create something out of nothing. Noland had yet to find his signature style and unlike his later renditions … Continue reading Ex-Nihilo by Kenneth Noland

A Wall for Apricots by Anne Truitt

A Wall for Apricots by Anne Truitt A Wall for Apricots1968Washington Colour School, Minimalism, Abstract ExpressionismAcrylic on woodBaltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, USA A tall, elegant tower containing three bands of vivid colour stacked one on top the other, A Wall for Apricots is a deceitfully simple piece that with closer inspection reveals a delicate … Continue reading A Wall for Apricots by Anne Truitt