Museum Folkwang
Chevron (A 18-3)
  • Kenneth Noland
  • Chevron (A 18-3), 1963

  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 165 x 175,5 cm
  • Acquired in 2008 with support of the Krupp-Jubiläums-Stiftung
  • Inv. G 587
  • CommentaryKenneth Noland’s works show simple geometric forms of intensive colors; for each he uses only two or three. Acrylic paint was applied to an ungrounded canvas and could thus penetrate deep into the material. This produces an illusion of a color space which manages entirely without perspective space, activating the surface of the painting in his distinctive style. In this he is close to artists such as Barnett Newman and Frank Stella.
    ›Chevron (A 13-3)‹, from1963, combines frayed edges characteristic of his work in the 1950’s with the angles that dominated his work of the 1960’s. The arrow-shaped macro-structure, seemingly energetically charged by strongly contrasting colors, is consciously countered by irregularities on the edges of the geometric forms, thus subtly qualifying its rationality. In mentioning the oil company ›Chevron‹ in the title and playing on its logo in the composition, Noland expands his aesthetic enquiry to include a real socio-political aspect.
  • Provenance2008, Kauf bei, Kenneth Noland, South-Shaftsburry, Vermont USA
    Sammlung Arthur Cohen, New York
    1974, Waddington Galleries Ltd., London
    1975, Galerie Hans Strelow, Düsseldorf
    2008, Privatsammlung Deutschland
    2008, Galerie Hans Strelow, Düsseldorf
  • Obj_Id: 15,158
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Chevron (A 18-3)
  • Obj_Title2_S:
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Chevron (A 18-3) Chevron (A 18-3)
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1963
  • Jahr von: 1,963
  • Jahr bis: 1,963
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 587
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0587
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 165 x 175,5 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Acrylic on canvas
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Acrylic on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 2008 with support of the Krupp-Jubiläums-Stiftung
  • Obj_PermanentLocation_S (Standort): Internal Exhibition: Sammlung 20. und 21. Jahrhundert, Neubau
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
Commentary
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Kenneth Noland’s works show simple geometric forms of intensive colors; for each he uses only two or three. Acrylic paint was applied to an ungrounded canvas and could thus penetrate deep into the material. This produces an illusion of a color space which manages entirely without perspective space, activating the surface of the painting in his distinctive style. In this he is close to artists such as Barnett Newman and Frank Stella.
›Chevron (A 13-3)‹, from1963, combines frayed edges characteristic of his work in the 1950’s with the angles that dominated his work of the 1960’s. The arrow-shaped macro-structure, seemingly energetically charged by strongly contrasting colors, is consciously countered by irregularities on the edges of the geometric forms, thus subtly qualifying its rationality. In mentioning the oil company ›Chevron‹ in the title and playing on its logo in the composition, Noland expands his aesthetic enquiry to include a real socio-political aspect.