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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
68 x 61 1/2 inches (172.7 x 156.2 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint (paint)
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
palette knives (painting equipment)
Work Style Period: 
Abstract Expressionist
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
San Francisco, California
Work Description: 
Though this painting is covered entirely in interlocking shapes painted in black/brown and dark navy blue pigment, its varied surface reflectance creates an incredible sense of depth and spatial interplay. Tiny dashes of red dot the composition's right half, and a lone yellow stroke floats hopelessly through the ominous scene at left center. Still has used varnish or some other reflective agent to cover the blue and black shapes, which emphasizes their contrasting hues and creates an more frenzied scene.
Clyfford Still, PH-397, 1948–9. Oil on canvas, 68 x 61 1/2 inches (172.7 x 156.2 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO.
Work Rights Statement: 
© City and County of Denver / ARS, NY
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
CSM Art Collection: Objects
Image Rights Statement: 
Photo: Gary Regester, courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum