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1993 Landscapes

Artwork

Identifier:
1998.129.1
Artist:
Stephen Duren
Medium:
Pastel on Paper
Date:
1993
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 29.0 in Width: 21.25 in
Description:
Pastel abstract landscape done in soft muted tones of red, green and orange.
Historical Context:
Stephen Duren attended the San Francisco Art Institute in the 1970s, and always favored 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, moving from realism to abstraction. He was inspired by many European artists from the 1800s, including Constable, Corot, Corbet, Sisley, Van Gogh and Monet.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Current Location:
Au Sable Hall -> 1st Floor (ASH)
Location Notes:
ASH; 1st Floor; Between Rm. 1136b and Rm. 1136a