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Guide to the Hans Hofmann Collection
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Hans Hofmann created a distinctive primordial world of color and light. He realized that in painting, unlike in nature, cause and effect are reversed: on canvas, color creates light. Hofmann wrote, "Every color emanates a very characteristic light," and the special luminosity and radiance of his paintings are proof of his claim.
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