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Work Type: 
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
43 1/2 x 27 1/8 in. (110.5 x 68.8 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint
Work Material Support Name: 
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
San Francisco, California
Work Inscription: 
Clyfford - 1947
Work Inscription: 
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Description: 
A dark brown (almost black) pigment nearly fills the entire composition. A white swirling form rises into the scene from the bottom edge and reaches up along the left edge until it leaves the top edge of the canvas beneath a small blood-red vertical shape. Gray and black pigment zig-zag and mingle along the left edge of this white shape, framing the left side of the composition. Another white arm reaches from the top right edge of the composition down into the brown-black field, while another gray-brown region sits in the top right corner. Amidst these fiery shapes, a bold ochre two-legged figure dominates the center of the scene.
Clyfford Still, PH-358, 1947. Oil on canvas, 43 1/2 x 27 1/8 inches (110.5 x 68.8 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