Sunday, November 18, 2012

More from the Street: Barnett Newman

Sometimes, when I find one of these pictures, 
I know immediately the artist whose work I'm reminded of. 
Other times, I have to set it aside a bit, think about 
and look for it.

It took me a bit, but when I looked up the work 
of Barnett Newmansaw the bold stripe or two against 
a field of color, or the one stripe with texture, 
much like the pavement in these photos, 
I knew I'd found my guy.

Here is one of Newman's works, Untitled, done in 1946, 
ink and brush on paper. This drawing is on the 
website for a gallery that handles a lot of his work.

1 comment:

dive said...

Beautifully painted, Speedway, but the dashed guide lines are supposed to be painted OVER not beside. There's a line painter in your town who's either a frustrated artist or looking for a new job … possibly both.