History And Context


Ocean Park No. 38 is characteristic of Diebenkorn’s monumental series of paintings that, for all their apparent abstraction, were developed from direct impressions of the light and architecture of southern California, as well as the view from the artist’s studio. With their scraped and thinly painted smudged layers of color, yet crystalline and clear sense of light and form, these paintings are the ultimate in Diebenkorn’s formal and chromatic explorations, resulting in work that are both sensuous and classically serene.

More Works by Richard Diebenkorn In the Collection


Berkeley No. 1
Richard Diebenkorn
1953
Standing Nude
Richard Diebenkorn
1966
Ocean Park No. 38
Richard Diebenkorn
1971

Untitled #7
Richard Diebenkorn
1983
Interior with View of the Ocean
Richard Diebenkorn
1957

Softground Y
Richard Diebenkorn
1982
Seated Woman in Striped Dress
Richard Diebenkorn
1965
Berkeley No. 12
Richard Diebenkorn
1954