Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 5th Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 5th Floor; Open Office Area, Left of the Exit Door

Farming Landscape

Artwork
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
circa 1959
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 31.375 in Width: 25.5 in
Description:
Abstract painting with thick, short, heavy strokes. There is a lot of blue/black on the right and black lines woven through out. There is an area toward the center right that is mostly white lines that cover up the black.
Historical Context:
Trained with an arsenal of classic techniques, artist Cyril Lixenberg opts to explore art with the materials offered by modern society: enamel panels, Corten steel, and screen prints. In his work, Lixenberg's primary concern was exploring the dimensionality of shapes and how they interact. Color becomes an extra dimension in his artwork, a way to emphasize his use of shape. The result is an object or image that does not represent anything concrete but is an aesthetic reflection of material, process, and creative mental engagement. Lixenberg lived and worked in Amsterdam where he was a prolific contributor to the contemporary art scene. For many years Lixenberg worked with GVSU and the greater Grand Rapids community to complete sculpture commissions and participate in lectures. He was instrumental in connecting the GVSU Art Gallery with other contemporary Dutch artists.