Skip to Content

Object Results

Showing 1 of 1


  FILTER RESULTS

Fave

1968-1969
20th century
183.5 cm x 167.7 cm (72 1/4 in. x 66 in.)

Brice Marden (Briarcliff Manor, New York, 1938 - ) Primary

Object Type: painting
Artist Nationality: North America, American
Medium and Support: Oil and beeswax on canvas
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Mari and James A. Michener, 1979
            
               Accession Number:                1979.30             
            
Object Description: Brice Marden named this diptych "Fave" because it was the artist’s favorite of the time. While it may appear reductive at first glance, Marden considers his paintings to be subjective, contemplative objects whose truths are disclosed slowly over time. “I believe these are highly emotional paintings not to be admired for any technical or intellectual reason, but to be felt,” Marden once proclaimed. UT Austin art historian Richard Shiff argues that the tension between stillness and movement in "Fave" stems from Marden’s careful observations of the Hudson River in New York, where the artist lives and works. "Fave" calls to mind the color shifts of water as it reflects atmospheric changes. Marden once described the sky above the sea as “blue, gray, yellow, sulphur, turquoise, yellow, blue,” indicating his ability to see multiple layers of color at once.

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:


Your current search criteria is: [Object]Current Location is "@gallery@" or [Object]Current Location is "@atrium@" or [Object]Current Location is "@foyer@" or [Object]Current Location is "@seminar room@" and [Object]Object Type is "Painting" and [Object]Artist is "Brice Marden".

View current selection of records as:
CDWA Lite XML LIDO XML VRA Core 4 MODS XML Objects JSON







Web Privacy Policy | Web Accessibility Policy