Listening to Art

02.09: Barnett Newman, Voice of Fire

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Listening to Art, by William Denton.

Volume two, number nine: Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman.

Hello, and welcome to Listening to Art. I’m William Denton.

In this issue we revisit Barnett Newman’s 1967 Voice of Fire, which we first heard in volume one number seven. I refer you to it for details about the controversial purchase in 1989.

This is a painting, acrylic on canvas, 243.8 cm wide by 543.6 cm high.

Now let’s listen to Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman, recorded at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, on 10 March 2018.

That was Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman. I hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as I did.

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