68-1/2 x 75 in. (canvas) 69-3/4 x 76-1/4 x 1-5/8 in. (framed)
Gift of the Herron Museum Alliance
Thickly layered, interlocking brushstrokes and paint splatters dance across this canvas in a bold palette-Kelly green, olive green, fuchsia, gold, and ivory. This work has a clear compositional structure, in its pink latticework of brushstrokes bounded by thinner areas of olive green, but it also presents an intuitive style of painting: Krasner's borders appear unable to contain her own gestural marks and splatters. This large-scale painting emphasizes Krasner's interest in working with the entire surface of the canvas to create an "all over" composition. The title, Towards One, was applied to the painting by Krasner after the canvas was completed, based on the mood it evoked for her.
Thickly layered, interlocking brushstrokes dance across the surface of this painting by Lee Krasner. The artist’s gestural paint application covers the entirety of the canvas, resulting in a composition whose expressiveness is matched by its bold palette of greens, fuchsia, gold, and ivory.
An important female figure in Abstract Expressionism—an American movement in painting that emerged during the 1940s—Krasner is celebrated for such “allover” paintings, characterized by their spontaneity, dynamism, and scale. Together, the composition and size of this work emphasize the physicality of painting as a visual object, as well as the physical energy and action required by the artist to create such a large-scale work.
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