Phillip Guston was one of the most celebrated figures of Abstract Expressionism. In the late sixties, however, he made a radical break from the style that had made him famous. Critics reacted to his new, comic-like paintings with incomprehension. The Line shows the hand of God reaching down and drawing with charcoal on the ground. It is noted for its shock value.
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as to indulge the flesh.