The Landfield Hall is one of the art galleries of the Lovian Museum for Modern Art in Newhaven. The art collection consists of Lovian and Libertan Color Field paintings.

Color Field Edit

Color Field painting is an abstract style that emerged in the 1950s after Abstract Expressionism and is largely characterized by abstract canvases painted primarily with large areas of solid color. Color Field painting initially referred to a particular type of abstract expressionism. Art critic Clement Greenberg perceived Color Field painting as related to but different from Action painting. During the early to mid-1960s Color Field painting was the term used to describe artists whose works were related to second generation abstract expressionism and to younger artists who were moving in a new direction. In 1964 Clement Greenberg curated an influential exhibition that traveled the country called Post-painterly abstraction. The exhibition expanded the definition of color field painting. Color Field painting clearly pointed toward a new direction in American painting, away from abstract expressionism. Color Field painting is related to Post-painterly abstraction.

Collection Edit

Artwork Creator Origin and date More information
Rite of spring Ronnie Landfield Lovian, 1985 Rite of spring
acrylic on canvas, 79 x 112 cm.
Garden of delight Ronnie Landfield Lovian, 1971 Garden of delight
acrylic on canvas, 87 x 72 cm.
The Deluge Ronnie Landfield Lovian, 1999 The Deluge
acrylic on canvas, 108 x 120 cm.
Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? Barnett Newman Libertan, 2006 Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?
oil on canvas, 96 x 58 cm.
Blue Balls Sam Francis Lovian, 1960 Blue Balls
oil on canvas, 200 x 120 cm.
Harran II Frank Stella Lovian, 1967 Harran II
polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 240 cm.

Reactions from the visitors Edit

I really like Sam Francis' "Blue Balls"

Regaliorum (S Kitana)

I prefer Stella's work, the last in the row. It's simple and complex at the same time, always a good combination.


External links Edit

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Lovian Museum for Modern Art
Collection: Turner Hall (Romanticism) - Courbet Hall (Realism) - Monet Hall (Impressionism) - Brake Hall (Cubism) - Macke Hall (Expressionism) - Wesselman Hall (Pop Art) - Ernst Hall (Surrealism) - Landfield Hall (Color Field)
Exhibitions: Medvedev Hall (J.M.W. Turner) - Noble Hall (René Magritte) - Washington Hall (Henri Matisse)
Other Musea: Capitol Museum Group

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