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Morris Louis, Dalet zayin, 1959, synthetic polymer paint on unprimed canvas, 253.5 h x 336.5 w cm

missingthejackandtheace: Morris Louis, Dalet zayin, 1959, synthetic polymer paint on unprimed canvas, 253.5 h x 336.5 w cm

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This is part 2 of a 2-part post on the works of American painter Morris Louis (1912 – 1962). Louis was one of the earliest exponents of Colour Field painting. Living in Washington, D.C., Louis along with Kenneth Noland and other painters formed what is known today as The Washington Colour School. For biographical notes on Morris Louis and further works, see part 1. All works © The Estate of Morris Louis 1960 Alpha-Pi magna acrylic on canvas 260.4 x 449.6 cm 1960 Beta Nu magna acrylic on…

Morris Louis’s painting Dalet Kaf from 1959 is currently on exhibition at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum.  The painting is acrylic resin on canvas and measures 100 5/8 X 143 inches, taking up alm...

Morris Louis’s painting Dalet Kaf from 1959 is currently on exhibition at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum. The painting is acrylic resin on canvas and measures 100 5/8 X 143 inches, taking up alm…

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Morris Louis | Tet | Whitney Museum of American Art

Morris Louis’s first mature works were the series of Veil paintings he began in 1954 and took up again in 1957-59; Tet belongs to this later group. It was initially inspired by Louis’s 1953 encounter with Helen Frankenthaler’s “stain” technique, which retains the monumental scale and improvisational style of Abstract Expressionism but discards its emphasis on expressionistic gesture. Following her lead, he began pouring highly diluted, plastic-based paint onto unsized and unprimed canvas…

"Saf," acrylic (Magna) on canvas, Morris Louis, 1959

This is part 1 of a 2-part post on the works of American painter Morris Louis (1912 – 1962). Louis was one of the earliest exponents of Colour Field painting. Living in Washington, D.C., Louis along with Kenneth Noland and other painters formed what is known today as The Washington Colour School. He was born Morris Louis Bernstein in 1912 in Baltimore. From 1929 to 1933, he studied at the Maryland Institute of Fine and Applied Arts on a scholarship, but left shortly before completing the…