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Breaking Hue

Breaking Hue bears all the characteristics of Louis's early experiments with Magna, the specific acrylic paint that he had adopted as his sole medium by 1954. Magna dried more quickly than oil paint and retained its intensity of hue even when diluted. Most importantly, successive pours of paint...

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Provenance

The artist; to Mrs. Marcella Louis Brenner, 1962; with André Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1973; to MFA, Boston, 1973

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund

Copyright

© Morris Louis

1954

Accession Number

1973.1

Medium or Technique

Acrylic solution (Magna) on canvas

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Contemporary Art

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