Detail View: Art Collection:

Work Type: 
Creation Date: 
between 1945 and 1946
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
37 1/2 x 28 3/4 in. (95.3 x 73.2 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint
Work Material Support Name: 
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
Richmond, Virginia
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford 45-6 Shown 46
Work Inscription: 
32 x 29 P-284 2 BW (circled)
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Relation: 
Work Relation: 
Work Description: 
Writhing, vertical black and white forms fill this small composition. Positive and negative space are confused as the white forms push forward in the picture plane while they simultaneously recede behind the black. At the center of the work lies a thicker black form, punctured with dabs of crimson and shots of yellow. A thin cobalt blue form enters at the bottom right.
Clyfford Still, PH-284, 1945–46. Oil on canvas, 37 1/2 x 28 3/4 inches (95.3 x 73.2 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