Stanley Whitney: Afternoon Paintings

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Stanley Whitney: Afternoon Paintings
Stanley Whitney (2017) © Stanley Whitney Courtesy Lisson Gallery

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These small-scale paintings by Stanley Whitney use intermittent sections of black to draw attention to the multiple areas of colour present everywhere else on the canvas - the same way watching an old black and white movie can make you more aware of the colourful world around you. The 'afternoon' aspect comes the artist's habit of working on large-scale brightly coloured paintings in the morning, followed by these darker, smaller images in post-midday. 

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