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Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann

The painter Hans Hofmann remains best known for his "push-pull" method, by which pictorial elements emerge, recede, and jostle in dialectical tension across a canvas's surface. A number of works on…

Color in Landscape

As Sam Gilliam's work has gained ever greater recognition, his story has often been characterized as a comeback (though he never left) or a rediscovery (though he wasn't lost).

Film: Literal Illusions

The camera is trained on a paper scrim shot in negative. For a moment, a white field fills the frame, its expanse perfectly monochrome save a tremor of scratch and grain. Then the space is…

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