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Road and Field

Artwork

Identifier:
1998.884.1
Artist:
Stephen Duren
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1998
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24.0 in Width: 36.0 in
Description:
Abstract landscape in blocks of color, grey/blue sky, greens and reds/oranges on the landscape.
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:
Detroit Center -> 2nd Floor (DET)
Location Notes:
DET; 2nd fl., President Boardroom 254, Above Fireplace