Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20th Century

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The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present
Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20th Century.  Drawn exclusively from the Museum’s Permanent Collection this exhibition, on view from August 18 through December 2, 2012, investigates artist’ use of color theory in 20th century art.

With the tendency towards abstraction in the early 20th century, artists began an exploration of color for its own sake. Freed from the need to replicate the appearance of the natural world, painters examined color’s scientific and physiological attributes and exploited its emotional qualities. This exhibition presents an overview of color theory and its manifestations in the 20th century, including Pointillism, Fauvism, Synchromism, Neo-Plasticism, Abstract Expressionism, and Op art. Works by Josef
Albers, Richard Anuskiewicz, Oscar Bluemner, Ilya Bolotowsky, James Brooks, Nicolas Carone, James Daugherty, Fritz Glarner, Theodore Stamos, Stanley
Twardowicz, and Esteban Vicente, among others, will be featured. 

Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20thCentury. is partially funded by the County of Suffolk.


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