Thursday, April 8, 2010

#191 USA...Thanks Yvonne!

Another Abstract Expressionist stamp features Barnett Newman's Achilles.

Barnett Newman (1905-1970) created deceptively simple works often characterized by large, even expanses of a single color punctuated by one or more vertical lines, which he called “zips.” One of several works based on ancient Greek mythology, Achilles (1952) does not feature a zip but rather a swath of red paint that moves down the canvas to end in a ragged edge.

The other Abstract Expressionist stamps are here and here.

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