XO-LP // Laura Palmer


Love Letters to a New Year.

Color Fields: 3 Bits of Beauty

I haven't always loved color field painters.

Back in college, Dr. Adcock taught a Modern Art class in the upstairs lecture hall at the University of Iowa's now-flooded-out Art Building. I was skeptical, but fell in love, quickly, with the saturated, unapologetic simplicity of the color field painters. I love the way the paint seeps into the canvases, creating washes of color and deep hues. I love the moody ease, but upon closer look, the tortured details in the application.

But most of all, I love this Rothko. 

Want to learn more about color field painters?

Here's a few sources that I recommend: