Sunday, May 1, 2011

Shining Black

Shining Black was made by Sam Francis in 1958 and is oil on canvas. Sam Francis adopted Jackson Pollock's technique of pouring liquid paint onto a canvas which is clearly seen in this painting. He made kidney shapes in the painting which added a different style then what Pollock's paintings were made up of. I think this painting is very interesting and the use of color is very appealing. Since he used such bright oranges, purples, blues, yellows and greens the black in the paining really stands out.

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