Morris Louis was an American painter who during the 1950s he became one of the earliest exponents of Color Field painting. which simplified the idea of what constitutes a finished painting, eliminating gestural, compositional drawing in favor of large areas of raw canvas, solid planes of thinned and fluid paint, utilizing an expressive and psychological use of flat, and intense color and allover, repetitive composition.
Morris Louis ‘VAV’, 1960, One of his so-called 'veil' paintings, it was made by pouring very liquid paint down its surface. In applying paint in this way Louis was reacting against Abstract Expressionist painters such as de Kooning and Kline. By pouring paint, Louis sought to exclude expression because the artist no longer directly controlled the marks which resulted. The stained canvas no longer 'bore' a representative image. Instead it became an object in itself.