Field Painting

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A type of painting developed in the USA from about 1950 in which the picture is no longer regarded as a structure of interrelated elements but as a single indivisible expanse. Field Painting has affinities with Systemic art and with the all-over style associated with Jackson Pollock. The term Colour Field Painting has been used when emphasis is placed on brilliance and saturation of colour. Rather than being a specific style, it may be regarded as an aspect of a very general tendency during the 1950s and 1960s to eschew traditional composition in favour of a single ‘total’ theme.

Subjects: Art.

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