Morris Louis' paint runs down the canvas slowly, and the eye goes with it. That would not be remarkable, except that the eye always starts at the top. He has managed to give the viewer a starting point without explicitly forcing it upon them. It's that thin area of bare canvas that runs along the top. The funneling in this image, draws the eye downwards, to that centerpoint, where the light-green-yellow mass stands beneath what is basically a steeple of darker forms of green.
This is one of the single best pieces of work Louis ever created. It's one of his veil paintings, from the period where his AbExing was at its most AbEx. I've seen many many many of his pieces, and after about 1960, he created many pieces that seemed to pre-sage Pop Minimalism, such as the work Alpha-Pi
Christopher J Garcia - Curator, Fan Writer, Podcaster, and a guy who just loves art.