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The 49th The Power of Red: 21st Exhibition of Prints from the Tyler Graphics Archive Collection

September 19, 2009 - December 23, 2009

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Mankindfs earliest paints derived from red soil, and as that fact suggests, as humans we have an extremely deep attachment to the color red. Red - the color of blood, which sustains our lives, and the color of fire, the source of human civilization - has since time immemorial been linked to a broad array of meanings: life, passion and celebration among them. Throughout history it has featured prominently in ceremonies and ornamentation.
The color red has also been a frequent player in the realm of painted art both east and west, starting from the cave paintings of Paleolithic times. Red has long conjured up symbolic associations and visual effects of every description.
This exhibition displayed red-based prints by prominent artists including Robert Motherwell and James Rosenquist. It provided visitors a first-hand appreciation of the fascinating and enduring power of the color red.

Featured artists

Anni Albers (1899-1994)
Ed Baynard (1940-)
Mark di Suvero (1933-)
Helen Frankenthaler (1928-)
David Hockney (1937-)
Ellsworth Kelly (1923-)
Terence La Noue (1941-)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
John Newman (1952-)
James Rosenquist (1933-)
Richard Smith (1931-)
Steven Sorman (1948-)
Donald Sultan (1948-)