Barnett Newman, Onement, I

Why did Newman see this simple painting as an important breakthrough?

Barnett Newman, Onement, I, 1948, oil on canvas, 69.2 x 41.2 cm (The Museum of Modern Art, New York). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Barnett Newman, Onement, I," in Smarthistory, November 25, 2015, accessed July 19, 2024,