Oct 29, 2012
Oct 29, 2012

Delta Lambda

Delta Lambda

1961

Morris Louis

(American, 1912-1962)

Acrylic on canvas

Unframed: 260.4 x 449.6 cm (102 1/2 x 177 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund 1992.365

Did you know?

This painting is part of Morris Louis's Unfurled series, 1960–61.

Description

In this painting, asymmetrical streams of vibrant, painted lines border a vast plain of raw canvas. An artist finely attuned to color, Louis draw his palette from intimate studies of the Post-Impressionists. Created at a time when much attention was given to the meaning and function of painting as a medium, the artist's relegation of painted lines to the edges of the canvas, and central focus on untouched canvas, was a bold statement in contemporary art.

See also
Collection: 
CONTEMP - Painting
Department: 
Contemporary Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting

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