DescriptionDOEL REED (1895-1985)
Adobe and Mesas
Oil on linen
30in. x 36in.
Signed lower left
One element of Modernism is the simplification of forms and color to their most basic essentials. In this painting Doel Reed uses great economy in brushstroke and color. Only the bare essentials of form and color are committed to the canvas by the artist. The resultant painting is far from simple because in the interaction between viewer and painting the complexities and subtleties of the composition are "filled in" by the viewer's eyes and brain.
Provenance: Tom Summers, Oklahoma City, OK
Excellent condition. Period frame in excellent condition.
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