Sculpture is what you bump into when you back up to see a painting.
When painters feel the need to make a shift toward self-discovery, they turn to black and white for a time.
Photo: Yousuf Karsh, 1969
one of eight sculptures over the course of Barnett Newman’s career.
I know that it is impossible to talk about my work. And since it’s impossible for me or anybody else to talk about my work, I feel I might as well talk about it.
Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman
Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock + Tony Smith
Barnett Newman was an American artist. He is seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of the foremost of the color field painters.