Formal Analysis of Elizabeth Murray’s “Back on Earth”

May 20th, 2015
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Elizabeth Murray, an American artist, is well known for her use of bright colors and oddly shaped canvases. In her abstract painting “Back on Earth” dated 1981, Murray used oil paint as her medium; her support was 2 irregularly shaped canvases that were fit together for an overall painting. The dimensions of the painting are 120.5 inches by 135 inches.

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Formal Analysis of Elizabeth Murrays Back on Earth.Elizabeth Murray, an American artist, is well known for her use of bright colors and oddly shaped canvases. In her abstract painting Back on Earth dated 1981, Murray used oil paint as her medium; her support was 2 irregularly shaped canvases that were fit together for an overall painting. The dimensions of the painting are 120.5 inches by 135 inches. The first thing that one notices when looking at Back on Earth is the actual shape of the canvases. Elizabeth Murray managed to balance out two opposites a blue c

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