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2-74

1961–62
Morris Louis (American, 1912–1962)


Dimensions

210.8 x 76.2 cm (83 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

1991.942

Medium or Technique

Acrylic solution (Magna) on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Paintings

The Stripes were Louis’s last series and demonstrate the use of Magna paint in a less dilute form. Louis may have used a large swab stick to apply the paint in regular bands, without layering. The intensely colored stripes emphasize the paintings’ narrow, vertical format, a dramatic change in scale from Louis’s earlier work.

Provenance

The artist; to Mrs. Marcella Louis Brenner, 1962; to MFA, Boston, 1991

Credit Line

Gift of Marcella Louis Brenner

Copyright

© Morris Louis