reacted against the juicy, muscular styles of Willem de Kooning and his many followers, which [Clement] Greenberg deemed spurious and passe.
In her "Valued Paintings" color investigation (page 25), she shares how her middle-school students experimented with color mixing and ultimately created monochromatic, non-objective, abstract, color-field
paintings--a la Mark Rothko and Josef Albers.
This kind of repetition has a meditative effect, like a color-field
painting by Mark Rothko.
Later, we viewed several artworks by color-field painters Mark Rothko and Josef Albers.
The next step in our color-theory investigation was to apply what we had learned in the creation of our very own monochromatic non-objective, abstract color-field painting.
One isn't sure if the backgrounds are photographs or color-field
painting, or if the dark, cloudy sky reveals a stormy sunset, the smoggy glow of oil fires, or the aftermath of an apocalypse.
Hollister, by contrast, works in the idiom of color-field
abstraction, reimagining the desert landscapes that he also photographs.
slide show played counterpoint.
The roomful of mandala-esque color-field
paintings possessed the air of a sacred space like the Rothko Chapel in Houston.
But their staged, techno-etherized social studies feel like direct oedipal reactions to, rather than negations of, Nan & Family, like a cool color-field
school nipping at the heels of expressionistic flamboyance.
Given their construction from built-up layers of color-field
paint skeins and high-formal fussing, a few critics detected a bit of insider parody of Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, and Helen Frankenthaler.
Fred Tomaselli's Thirteen Thousand, 1992 (its 13,000 individual aspirin tablets stacked in some fifty vertical rows and sealed in resin), might be seen as an incredible variation on classic color-field