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Current Location:
Glenn A. Niemeyer Honors Hall -> 1st Floor (HON)
Location Notes:
HON; Academic, 1st fl., Suite 120, Left of Office 125

Landscape Study

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.024.1
Artist:
Stephen Duren
Credit:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lonson Barr
Medium:
Pastel on Paper
Date:
circa 2007
Description:
Sketchy preliminary study for prints. Image of green hills and an arched bridge. S signed in lower left, text written in pencil across the top: "1 Litho re-crop", and "D1287" written on the back
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.