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date: 20 September 2019

Colour Field Painting 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists
Author(s):

Ian Chilvers

A type of abstract painting in which the whole picture consists of large expanses of more or less unmodulated colour, with no strong contrasts of tone or obvious focus of attention. Some Colour Field Paintings use only one colour; others use several that are similar in tone and intensity. This type of painting developed in the USA in the late 1940s and early 1950s, leading pioneers including Barnett ... ...

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