Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Divided Canvas

Horizon 4 (1969)
Although this new openness of color field painting and composition felt initially liberating and exhilarating, my need for some structure soon reasserted itself.

In subsequent paintings, during the late '60s, I endeavored to combined the freedom of flowing paint and color in a number of divided canvases—diptychs and triptychs. I also re introduced some textured and gestural elements from my New York days while further exploring the effects of staining.

This is a selection of large canvases from that time, which I entitled the Horizon series, although they may be viewed either vertically, as here, or horizontally.
Horizon 7 (1969)
Horizon 6 (1969)
Horizon 5 (1969)
These paintings are for sale. Dimensions and prices given on request: dartnall@cox.ne

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