© Robert Motherwell Estate. Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Open No. 12 in Raw Sienna with Gray
Date: 1968
Medium: Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions: 85 x 200 in. (215.9 x 508 cm)
Credit Line: F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund and Partial Gift of the Dedalus Foundation, 1998
Object Number: 1998-193
About: In 1967, Robert Motherwell began his Open series of paintings and prints. The series was initiated when the artist noticed the arrangement of forms created by a small rectangular painting leaning against a larger one. Motherwell played with innumerable variations of this simple composition over several years. For the artist, the rectangles referenced windows and doors, suggesting both unbounded space and enclosure.
Permalink to this object: http://emuseum.delart.org:8080/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/items$0040:296