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


Untitled (Ocean Park)
Richard Diebenkorn
1971
Untitled (Albuquerque series)
Richard Diebenkorn
1951
Girl with Plant
Richard Diebenkorn
1960