Monday, March 21

sam gilliam, 'light depth'

sam gilliam

Sam Gilliam (b. 1933) is recognized as the first artist to introduce the idea of a painted canvas hanging without stretcher bars, c. 1965. He is most widely known for the large color-stained canvases he draped and suspended from the walls and ceilings during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The above piece is "Light Depth," c. 1969, made with acrylic on canvas. But doesn't it look like silk? You can see it at The Corcoran and read more about it here.

Source: writing, Wikipedia; image of "Light Depth" from The Corcoran/



Pergolina said...

what a beautiful landscape

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

what a beautiful piece of art! i love how all the colors seem to meld into each other. gorgeous.