Thursday, 5 April 2012

Morris Louis - part 2

This is part 2 of a 2-part post on the works of American painter Morris Louis (1912 – 1962). Louis was one of the earliest exponents of Colour Field painting. Living in Washington, D.C., Louis along with Kenneth Noland and other painters formed what is known today as The Washington Colour School. For biographical notes on Morris Louis and further works, see part 1.

All works © The Estate of Morris Louis


1960 Alpha-Pi 
magna acrylic on canvas 260.4 x 449.6 cm

1960 Beta Nu 
magna acrylic on canvas 259.1 x 701 cm

1960 Beta Upsilon 
magna acrylic on canvas 260.4 x 618.5 cm

1960 Delta Kappa 
magna acrylic on canvas 262.9 x 370.8 cm

1960 Delta Zeta 
magna acrylic on canvas 257.8 x 362.6 cm

1960 Gamma Omnicron 
magna acrylic on canvas 259.1 x 395 cm

1960 Gamma Tau 
magna acrylic on canvas 261 x 422.9 cm

1960 Pi 
magna acrylic on canvas 261.6 x 444.5 cm

1960 Untitled 
magna acrylic on canvas 264.2 x 307.3 cm

1960 Untitled 
magna acrylic on canvas 266.7 x 513.1 cm

1960 Vav 
magna acrylic on canvas 260.3 x 359.4 cm

1960 Where 
magna acrylic on canvas 252.3 x 361.9 cm

1960 While series II 
magna on canvas

1960-1 Phi 
magna acrylic on canvas 265 x 362 cm

1960-61 Alpha Tau 
magna acrylic on canvas

1961 Alpha-Phi 
magna acrylic on canvas 259.1 x 459.7 cm

1961 Claustral 
magna acrylic on canvas

1961 Color Line 
magna acrylic on canvas 215.2 x 124.8 cm

1961 Delta Theta 
magna acrylic on canvas 261 x 416.6 cm

1961 Number 28 
magna acrylic on canvas 91 x 78 in

1961 Pillar of Delay 
magna acrylic on canvas 220.3 x 100.3 cm

1961 Pungent Distances 
magna acrylic on canvas 231.8 x 150.5 cm

1961 Theta 
magna acrylic on canvas 259 x 426.7 cm

1962 Approach 
magna acrylic on canvas 83 ¼ x 28 in

1962 Horizontal VIII 
magna acrylic on canvas 65.5 x 243 cm

1962 Hot Half 
magna acrylic on canvas

In 1973 Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein painted a tribute to Morris Louis' work:


1973 Roy Lichtenstein Untitled (Morris Louis Unfurled)

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