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The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting

Art | December 28, 2020 |

The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting
Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
December 18, 2019 – March 14, 2021

In the 1960s a group of avant-garde painters began to push abstraction in new directions, leading to the emergence of several divergent styles. Helen Frankenthaler applied thinned acrylic washes to the unprimed cotton canvas, richly saturating it like a dye, and Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Jules Olitski methodically poured, soaked, or sprayed paint onto canvases, thus eliminating the gestural appearance that had been central to Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s and 1950s. In these new works, figure and ground became one and the same, united through color. While Alma Thomas adeptly applied color theory while using expressive marks, still others approached relationships of form and color through investigations of optical perception or produced precise, geometric compositions that, as Guggenheim curator Lawrence Alloway described in 1966, “combined economy of form and neatness of surface with fullness of color.”

The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting
Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The works in this presentation chart several of the varied and complex courses nonrepresentational art followed in the 1960s and into the 1970s. The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting reflects the museum’s historical engagement with this artistic period, and, while far from comprehensive, seeks to provide a point of departure for future collection growth that may further illustrate the richness of 20th-century painting.

The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting
Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Fullness of Color: 1960s Paintings is organized by Megan Fontanella, Curator, Modern Art and Provenance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, with support from Indira Abiskaroon, Curatorial Assistant, Collections.

Major support for The Fullness of Color is provided by Barbara Slifka and LLWW Foundation.

more. www.guggenheim.org

The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting
Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting
Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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