I just loved the way the bands of color and texture interacted with each other.
The colors reminded me of Morris Lewis's paintings, which are huge.
The first one I saw was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art
in Chicago. The bands of poured color flowed down the sides
of the canvas, defining the "blank" middle area as negative space.
It was a surprise to me because one would think that such a large expanse
of white would have overwhelmed the color along its ends.
It served as a big lesson to me - to never ignore the interaction
between negative and positive space.
The picture above has that same effect for me.
It also serves to illustrate the horrible fate that befalls
a snowball when it is thrown without regard for its fate.
They bleed blue. Who knew?
|Morris Louis. Tet. 1958. Synthetic polymer on canvas, 7 feet, 11 inches x 12 feet, 9 inches.|