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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
45 1/2 x 40 inches (115.6 x 101.6 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 Inscription: 
P-83 2 BW (circled) © / Legion of Honor exhib. / S.F. July - 1947 Clyfford 1946-K
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
Composed of muddy brown and golden yellow interlocking forms, this composition embodies Still's nearly fully abstract artistic style. Vertical gold, brown, black and white jagged figures crowd the left vertical third of the canvas, while the rest of the composition is divided horizontally with a light brown region dominating the lower half and dark brown-almost black pigment filling the top. A golden presence enters the top right corner before curving back down and off the right edge of the canvas. A two legged maroon form stands upright in front of the horizontally divided right side of the work, and has brighter red lifelines running through its figure from the bottom edge all the way up to its apex at top center.
Clyfford Still, PH-83, 1946. Oil on canvas, 45 1/2 x 40 inches (115.6 x 101.6 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