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Unity no. 41

Accession Number
2015/2.30

Title
Unity no. 41

Artist(s)
Leon Berkowitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1970-1975

Medium & Support
oil on canvas

Dimensions
90 in x 72 in x 3 in (228.6 cm x 182.88 cm x 7.62 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of James van Sweden

Subject matter
After traveling to Europe in the 1950s and 60s, Berkowitz became interested in how earth and sea visually melded with the sky. As part of the Washington Color School, he saw the natural world as a continuum that could be represented through color. With this piece, the artist sought to create a transcendental effect of light and color so that his work had an almost spiritual quality to them.

Physical Description
Large abstract painting with an orange border that fades to purple and then becomes bright aqua-blue at the center.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
abstract

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
color (perceived attribute)
light (color attribute)
unity (artistic concept)

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