Related Objects
Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 7th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 7th floor; 718C

Untitled

Artwork
Identifier:
1999.904.1
Artist:
Stephen Duren
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Paper
Date:
1998
Description:
Pink sun setting behind green field with four white trees and white/lavender clouds.
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.