The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 21, 2024

Delta Lambda

Delta Lambda

(American, 1912–1962)
Unframed: 260.4 x 449.6 cm (102 1/2 x 177 in.)
© Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Rights Administered by Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York, All Rights Reserved.

Did You Know?

This painting is part of Morris Louis's Unfurled series, 1960–61.


In this painting, asymmetrical streams of vibrant, painted lines border a vast plain of raw canvas. An artist finely attuned to color, Morris Louis drew his palette from intimate studies of the Post-Impressionists. Created at a time when much attention was given to the meaning and function of painting as a medium, the artist's relegation of painted lines to the edges of the canvas, and central focus on untouched canvas, was a bold statement in contemporary art.
  • Estate of the artist
    Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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