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Artist

Ralph

Nationality

American

Title of Work

Untitled

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Date of Work

1977

Medium

Mixed media

Signature

Lower right

Height

38 1/4"

Width

26 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed: Third Floor

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Additional Information

Through the use of turbulent strokes of black against a serene cream-colored paper, the artist displays a complex interaction of emotions between work and viewer. The alluring tone of the cream-colored paper draws the viewer in but the chaos of the black strokes of color and deep brown splatters keep the viewer at a distance creating a horizontal balance of power, reminiscent of the work of Mark Rothko, who was practicing a similar style of abstract expressionism until the time of his death in 1970.

Research submitted by Alyssa Borka, 2019.

Abstract, brown, black

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