Ranging, Kenneth Noland
Kenneth Noland
Ranging
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Kenneth Noland

Ranging, 1969


Dimensions
12.6 x 315.0 x max. 4.0 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic on canvas on wood
Inventory Number
2270
Acquisition
Acquired in 2009
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Kenneth Noland gives painting an unaccustomed form: a pale green strip, more than three metres long and fraying at the ends, is bounded at the top and bottom by precise yellow edges. The canvas shows through at the point of transition. The radiant power of the colours is subdued, the optical effects minimised, for they would endanger the two-dimensionality – an aspect of central importance for colour-field painters. Form and colour become one. We step back to grasp the work in its entire width, then move closer again to follow the course described by the colours.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Ranging (Original Title)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Acrylic on canvas on wood
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2009

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Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
  • 49D321 straight line
  • 22C4(GREEN) colours, pigments, and paints: green
  • 22C4(YELLOW) colours, pigments, and paints: yellow

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05.11.2019