“Still Life” Blog – Page 2 – Clyfford Still Museum
Abstract oil painting with red, maroon, and white paint and bare canvas visible

Clyfford Still, PH-588, 1959 (detail). Oil on canvas, 112 x 155 in. Clyfford Still Museum © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Staff Picks Videos

Posted on June 8, 2020

Enjoy brief talks by members of the Clyfford Still Museum team about Still’s artworks.…

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Overhead photo looking down at adults and kids making art with markers, paper, crayons, pipe cleaners, and puff balls

Photo by Trevr Merchant

Virtual Family Tour: Zigzags, Squiggles, and Wiggles

Posted on June 1, 2020

Play, create, and explore on a virtual interactive family tour designed for children ages 5–10 and their caregivers. Put on your detective hats to hunt for lines in Clyfford Still’s paintings, find the wiggles by moving like the lines you …

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Quana Madison at the Clyfford Still Museum

Quana Madison at the Clyfford Still Museum, photo by Trevr Merchant

Virtual Art Making for Relaxation Workshop with Quána Madison

Posted on May 27, 2020

Looking for a way to decompress and channel your creativity? Enjoy this virtual Artmaking for Relaxation workshop. Artist and Clyfford Still Museum educator, Quána Madison, leads a guided meditation inspired by a Clyfford Still painting, followed by an expressive artmaking …

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Crayon thumbnail drawings of abstract works by Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still, PP-607, 1972 (detail). Crayon on paper, 11 x 11 7/8 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

CSM at Home Activities: Thumbnail Sketches

Posted on May 19, 2020

Thumbnail Sketches

Thumbnail sketches are small, abbreviated drawings to quickly explore composition and ideas. They are done rapidly and with no corrections or changes. Thumbnail sketches help artists remember big ideas of a subject or composition. Clyfford Still created thumbnail …

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Abstract oil painting with bare canvas, red, black and a little white, yellow, orange, and grayish blue paint

Image: Clyfford Still, PH-401, 1957. Oil on canvas, 113 x 155 in (287 x 393.7 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

International Museum Day: A Musical Celebration

Posted on May 18, 2020

Museums around the world are celebrating International Museum Day by offering activities and events around a special theme. This year, the celebration centers around the idea of Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. What better represents this theme than

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Graphite sketch on paper of a farm scene with houses and a large hill

Clyfford Still, PD-89, 1936. Graphite on paper, 9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

CSM at-Home Drawing Day Activity

Posted on May 15, 2020

On Drawing Day, we challenge you to get creative and join us in a CSM at-home activity. But before we can start the activity, we need to share some background. Although Clyfford Still is known mainly for his large abstract

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Gallery photo inside the Clyfford Still Museum with the ceiling visible and large abstract paintings on the walls

Photo by Raul Garcia, Courtesy Clyfford Still Museum.

Seven Clyfford Still Museum Zoom Backgrounds

Posted on May 12, 2020

Enjoy a different Clyfford Still Museum Zoom background for each day of the week. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, architecture and design fan, student of conservation, or nature lover, we think these striking photos by Raul Garcia will brighten any …

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A man holds a banjo in his lap as he sits on a couch next to his 12-year-old daughter

Barry and Meta Osborne

Virtual Music in the Galleries: Barry Osborne featuring Meta Osborne

Posted on May 11, 2020

Enjoy this special virtual Mother’s Day edition of the Clyfford Still Museum’s Music in the Galleries featuring Denver singer-songwriter and banjo player Barry Osborne, and his daughter, Meta joining him on vocals. Barry tells stories through his songs, and leans …

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Detail image of a color study pastel on paper by Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still, PP-842, 1923 (detail). Pastel on paper, 7 x 10 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

CSM at Home Activities: Color Memoranda

Posted on May 5, 2020

Color Memoranda

“If the color is wrong, everything is wrong…do not let the thought of form hamper you in the least, when you begin to make colored memoranda. If you want the form of the subject, draw it in black …

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Artist wearing an apron paints in front of a window

Adolfo Romero, photo by Erin McCarley

Día del Niño Symbol Workshop

Posted on April 29, 2020

Día del Niño began as a celebration of young children in Mexico, and in Denver it has evolved into a celebration of all children and their cultural heritage. While we were unable to host the event in person this year, …

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