Colourfield paintings

Paintings with solid areas of colour covering the entire canvas, as exemplified in the work of Mark Rothko (American, 1903-1970), Kenneth Noland (American, 1924-), and Jules Olitski (American, 1922-). A type of Abstract Expressionism, these artists were interested in the lyrical or atmospheric effects of vast expanses of colour, filling the canvas, and by suggestion, beyond it to infinity. Most colourfield paintings are large — meant to be seen up close so that the viewer is immersed in a color environment. (Artlex.com)

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