Trivium Art HistoryBarnett Newman

The Wild

The Wild, 1950 — Barnett Newman
243 cm4.1 cm

The Wild is an Abstract Expressionist, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Barnett Newman in 1950. It lives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The image is © © 2018 Barnett Newman Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Abstract Art. Source

The Wild is a unique painting by Newman because of it's unusual size. At eight feet tall and only one and a half inches wide, the painting focuses on the zip alone, which is significant in Newman's abstract paintings. This painting is said to be one of the first of shaped canvases that became popular over a decade later. 

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