Color Field Painting

Color Field Painting is a type of abstract painting in which the whole picture consists of large expanses of more or less unmodulated color, with no strong contrasts of tone or obvious focus of attention. Some color field paintings use only one color; others use several that are similar in tone and intensity. The name refers to the tendency of these artists to incorporate large areas of color into their works. Their color fields could entirely envelop a viewer upon close inspection of the work. Example of color field painters are Mark Rothko, USA, (1903-1970), Barnett Newman, USA, (1905-1970) and Helen Frankenthaler, USA, (1928-2011).