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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
57 1/2 x 27 inches (146.1 x 68.6 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint (paint)
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
palette knives (painting equipment)
Work Style Period: 
Work Style Period: 
Abstract Expressionist
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
San Francisco, California
Work Description: 
Still explored the dynamic quality of vertical lines in this work. Using black, gray, and yellow, three distinct vertical forms emerge, each showcasing an embrace between color and shape. The base of the form on the left is the black vertical line, surrounded by gray jagged shapes. An orange lifeline interrupts the solidity of color. A yellow vertical line flows vertically through the center of the painting, dancing around and avoiding the neighboring forms. The right form shows a thicker application of black, with gray entwining from the top. Two red horizontal splashes of color appear in the top center of the canvas.
Clyfford Still, PH-304, 1946. Oil on canvas, 57 1/2 x 27 inches (146.1 x 68.6 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