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Long Green

Object Details

Artist
Sam Gilliam
Date
1965
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
72 1/4 × 24 × 7/8 in. (183.5 × 61 × 2.2 cm)
Cite As
Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Walter Hopps in memory of Bradley Pischel)
Caption
Five diagonal stripes in greens, browns, and blue are the focus of this acrylic painting. Evenly proportioned lines, created by masking off areas with tape, travel diagonally from the top right to the bottom left corner, while thinner stripes of bare canvas separate the colors from each other and the dark red background. The interplay between complementary and analogous hues draws attention to Gilliam’s interest in color relationships Measuring just over six feet in height, the painting exploits scale to impress the dynamics of color on the viewer.
When artist Sam Gilliam painted this work, he was still working in the style of the Washington Color School, introduced to him by artist Thomas Downing in 1963. While Gilliam would later distance himself from the Washington Color School, this painting reflects the group’s influence on his work and reminds viewers of the early sources informing Gilliam’s oeuvre.
Accession Number
2019.1.7
Type
painting
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl802bac302-2e06-49bd-b01d-79d6d773ca60
Record ID
acm_2019.1.7
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