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BARNETT NEWMAN (1905-1970)

 
Barnett Newman was a crucial member of the Abstract Expressionists and a pioneer within the Color Field movement. Through a careful selection of color, hues, and composition, Newman applied paint to create planes of color that developed into deep emotion and feeling.
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<br>This work comes from Newman’s portfolio, “18 Cantos”, his fourth foray into lithography. Lithography is a type of printmaking that utilizes flat stones. Images are affixed onto the stone via chemical processes. A complicated practice, lithography allowed Newman to showcase his affinity by creating a series of subtle but joyous pieces. The viewer can see delicate differences of texture and tone. Even when the same stone has been used, the difference of ink creates stark changes of tonality and surface quality. This speaks to the title of the works – sections of a larger poem.
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<br>Other editions of “Canto XIII” can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Tate Collection (London). Barnett Newman was a crucial member of the Abstract Expressionists and a pioneer within the Color Field movement. Through a careful selection of color, hues, and composition, Newman applied paint to create planes of color that developed into deep emotion and feeling.
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<br>This work comes from Newman’s portfolio, “18 Cantos”, his fourth foray into lithography. Lithography is a type of printmaking that utilizes flat stones. Images are affixed onto the stone via chemical processes. A complicated practice, lithography allowed Newman to showcase his affinity by creating a series of subtle but joyous pieces. The viewer can see delicate differences of texture and tone. Even when the same stone has been used, the difference of ink creates stark changes of tonality and surface quality. This speaks to the title of the works – sections of a larger poem.
<br>
<br>Other editions of “Canto XIII” can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Tate Collection (London). Barnett Newman was a crucial member of the Abstract Expressionists and a pioneer within the Color Field movement. Through a careful selection of color, hues, and composition, Newman applied paint to create planes of color that developed into deep emotion and feeling.
<br>
<br>This work comes from Newman’s portfolio, “18 Cantos”, his fourth foray into lithography. Lithography is a type of printmaking that utilizes flat stones. Images are affixed onto the stone via chemical processes. A complicated practice, lithography allowed Newman to showcase his affinity by creating a series of subtle but joyous pieces. The viewer can see delicate differences of texture and tone. Even when the same stone has been used, the difference of ink creates stark changes of tonality and surface quality. This speaks to the title of the works – sections of a larger poem.
<br>
<br>Other editions of “Canto XIII” can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Tate Collection (London). Barnett Newman was a crucial member of the Abstract Expressionists and a pioneer within the Color Field movement. Through a careful selection of color, hues, and composition, Newman applied paint to create planes of color that developed into deep emotion and feeling.
<br>
<br>This work comes from Newman’s portfolio, “18 Cantos”, his fourth foray into lithography. Lithography is a type of printmaking that utilizes flat stones. Images are affixed onto the stone via chemical processes. A complicated practice, lithography allowed Newman to showcase his affinity by creating a series of subtle but joyous pieces. The viewer can see delicate differences of texture and tone. Even when the same stone has been used, the difference of ink creates stark changes of tonality and surface quality. This speaks to the title of the works – sections of a larger poem.
<br>
<br>Other editions of “Canto XIII” can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Tate Collection (London). Barnett Newman was a crucial member of the Abstract Expressionists and a pioneer within the Color Field movement. Through a careful selection of color, hues, and composition, Newman applied paint to create planes of color that developed into deep emotion and feeling.
<br>
<br>This work comes from Newman’s portfolio, “18 Cantos”, his fourth foray into lithography. Lithography is a type of printmaking that utilizes flat stones. Images are affixed onto the stone via chemical processes. A complicated practice, lithography allowed Newman to showcase his affinity by creating a series of subtle but joyous pieces. The viewer can see delicate differences of texture and tone. Even when the same stone has been used, the difference of ink creates stark changes of tonality and surface quality. This speaks to the title of the works – sections of a larger poem.
<br>
<br>Other editions of “Canto XIII” can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Tate Collection (London). Barnett Newman was a crucial member of the Abstract Expressionists and a pioneer within the Color Field movement. Through a careful selection of color, hues, and composition, Newman applied paint to create planes of color that developed into deep emotion and feeling.
<br>
<br>This work comes from Newman’s portfolio, “18 Cantos”, his fourth foray into lithography. Lithography is a type of printmaking that utilizes flat stones. Images are affixed onto the stone via chemical processes. A complicated practice, lithography allowed Newman to showcase his affinity by creating a series of subtle but joyous pieces. The viewer can see delicate differences of texture and tone. Even when the same stone has been used, the difference of ink creates stark changes of tonality and surface quality. This speaks to the title of the works – sections of a larger poem.
<br>
<br>Other editions of “Canto XIII” can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Tate Collection (London). Barnett Newman was a crucial member of the Abstract Expressionists and a pioneer within the Color Field movement. Through a careful selection of color, hues, and composition, Newman applied paint to create planes of color that developed into deep emotion and feeling.
<br>
<br>This work comes from Newman’s portfolio, “18 Cantos”, his fourth foray into lithography. Lithography is a type of printmaking that utilizes flat stones. Images are affixed onto the stone via chemical processes. A complicated practice, lithography allowed Newman to showcase his affinity by creating a series of subtle but joyous pieces. The viewer can see delicate differences of texture and tone. Even when the same stone has been used, the difference of ink creates stark changes of tonality and surface quality. This speaks to the title of the works – sections of a larger poem.
<br>
<br>Other editions of “Canto XIII” can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Tate Collection (London).
Canto XIII196416 1/2 x 14 in.(41.91 x 35.56 cm) lithograph in colors on Japon Shogun
Provenance
Private Collection, Florida
Literature
Thomas B. Hess, Barnett Newman (New York 1971), pp.126-32, Cantos I, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX and XIV repr.
Riva Castleman, Modern Prints since 1942 (London 1973), p.70, Canto VI repr. p.71
Michael Knigin and Murray Zimiles, The Contemporary Lithographic Workshop around the World (New York 1974), p.171, Canto III repr. p.176
Riva Castleman, Prints of the Twentieth Century (London 1976), p.138
Barnett Newman was a crucial member of the Abstract Expressionists and a pioneer within the Color Field movement. Through a careful selection of color, hues, and composition, Newman applied paint to create planes of color that developed into deep emotion and feeling.

This work comes from Newman’s portfolio, “18 Cantos”, his fourth foray into lithography. Lithography is a type of printmaking that utilizes flat stones. Images are affixed onto the stone via chemical processes. A complicated practice, lithography allowed Newman to showcase his affinity by creating a series of subtle but joyous pieces. The viewer can see delicate differences of texture and tone. Even when the same stone has been used, the difference of ink creates stark changes of tonality and surface quality. This speaks to the title of the works – sections of a larger poem.

Other editions of “Canto XIII” can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Tate Collection (London).
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