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Brice Marden


This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and works of Brice Marden, the most profound abstract painter of the past four decades


Eileen Costello


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  • This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and works of Brice Marden, the most profound abstract painter of the past four decades
  • Covers the full span of the artist’s work, exploring its origins, development, style, themes, meanings and media
  • Stimulating, up-to-date and a pleasure to read, this is the perfect and indispensable introduction to Marden and his work

This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and works of Brice Marden, the most profound abstract painter of the past four decades.

American artist Brice Marden (b.1938) has had a profound impact on painting today. While there has been a sea change in art movements, Marden has unwaveringly adhered to modernist principles of abstraction. From his early monochrome paintings to landscapes of China or the Greek island, Hydra, composed of vivid and calligraphic loops and webs, Marden’s deeply personal work incorporates multiple art historical and cultural inspirations.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 245 x 172 mm (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 in)
Pages: 144 pp
Illustrations: 120 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714861449

 

 
Eileen Costello has studied Marden’s work very closely over the past decade through numerous studio visits. In 2003, she initiated the catalogue raisonné of Marden’s drawings and paintings. She is also the Project Director for The Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings of Jasper Johns, at the Menil Collection, Houston.

 

 
Contents and Sections:

Beyond visual reality
Discovering Abstract Expressionism
New York: artistic impacts

Focus 1: The Grid
Focus 2: The Index
Oil paint and beeswax
Focus 3: Wax I
Focus 4: Portraits
The Mediterranean
Focus 5: The Grove Group
Focus 6: Art history: planning the image
A shift in development
Focus 7: Drawing with sticks
Focus 8: Shell drawings
Loosening the rules
Focus 9: Cold mountain
China-themed works
Focus 10: The Propitious Garden of Plane Image
Chronology
Further reading, list of works


 

 
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