Monday, October 30, 2006

Art - MOMA Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings, at the Moma, until January 15th, 2007, explores the coherent and consistent developments of Marden’s work over the past forty years. The artist is deeply influenced by the places he has lived and worked, the people in his life, and the cultures in which he has immersed himself. His work is fundamentally linked to light. The plane of canvas or sheet of paper holds light. For Marden this plane becomes the stage on which to create a honed rendering of life - not a representation of observed experience, but a springboard for experience itself. Color, surface, gesture and marks – often edges and divisions – transform the plane into an image, albeit an abstract one. My favorite piece was Three Deliberate Greys for Jasper Johns, 1970, oil and beeswax on canvas. Pin It

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