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1993 Landscapes

Artwork

Identifier:
1998.094.1
Artist:
Stephen Duren
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1993
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 35.0 in Width: 60.0 in
Description:
Abstract landscape scene with solid shapes of colors; Green & brown land in the foreground; Purple/blue sky in the background with one cloud in the right background. (This title is questionable because there is another work w/the exact Same title.)
Historical Context:
Stephen Duren attended the San Francisco Art Institute in the 70’s but skipped many of his studio classes in favor of working outside, directly from nature. During these periods of pleinair painting he absorbed countless textures and patterns from the landscape, including that particular quality of light that is unique to California. This visual vocabulary became the foundation for his painting, as he moved from realism to abstraction.He was inspired by numerous European artists from the 1800’s, including Constable, Corot, Corbet, Sisley, Van Gogh and Monet. Much of his work remains semi-abstract, but Duren is often pulled away from his studio by a call he has answered since his youth to paint directly from nature.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Cook-Dewitt Center
Location Notes:
CDC; 1st fl.,Rm.117, Lounge