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Color Field Painting
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A stylistic trend of Abstract Expressionism, which emerged in the United States after the Second World War. Its large-format and usually frameless pictures are characterized by the homogeneous use of formally modest colored surfaces. Most of the representatives of Color Field painting, primarily native to New York, were Jews like Barnett Newman (1905–1970), Mark Rothko (1903–1970), and Adolp…

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Soltes, Ori Z., “Color Field Painting”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0221>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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