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the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Constantin Brancusi)
abstraction. Other abstract painters of this period, including Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko, painted large color fields that are often described in spiritual terms. These painters were of enormous significance for Flavin; for example, there is a parallel between Rothko’s luminous paintings with their glowing, hovering forms and the radiating colored lights of Flavin’s work.

The thin, rigid lines of Flavin’s fluorescent tubes that articulate an otherwise blank gallery wall also relate (continue)
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