Artists have used red to express passion, the warmth of the hearth, political determination, and the heat of social struggle. Red suggests emergency: the Red Cross, the red of the fire engine. Works in this section feature red shapes, patterns, and textures that communicate heat. Red-hot can also speak of a passionate emotional state, whether it's romantic love, spiritual devotion, or political commitment.
Bruce

Blair Bruce The Smiths, 1894
McEwen

Jean McEwen Red Interlacings, 1961
Francois

Claude François Saint Bonaventure, 1655

Poitras

Jane Ash Poitras A Sacred Prayer for a Sacred Island, 1991

Gorky

Arshile Gorky Charred Beloved II, 1946 © Estate of Arshile Gorky / ADAGP (Paris) / SODRAC (Montreal) 2000