Art and Architecture: The Architecture of a Painting – Clyfford Still Museum

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Bailey Harberg Placzek leads a member tour in December, 2017. Photo: James Dewhirst

Bailey Harberg Placzek leads a member tour in December, 2017. Photo: James Dewhirst

Art and Architecture: The Architecture of a Painting

Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 6–8 pm
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For the final event in our Art and Architecture series with the Denver Architectural Foundation, chief conservator, James Squires, and associate curator, Bailey Placzek, uncover the “architecture” of a Clyfford Still painting. Examining paintings from both the macro and micro perspectives, this presentation will look at what structure tells us about art making, technique and artist intent.

Like architectural creations, paintings are complex structures constructed of many layers. Their success as images and power to inspire are determined by the artist’s ability to manipulate the medium for artistic affect. This presentation will discuss the underlying structures of different types of paintings, the artist’s manipulation of the materials in the creative process and how looking closely at these layers gives insight into the artist’s intent and impacts our interaction with the finished work.

Clyfford Still Museum
$30 members of the Clyfford Still Museum and the Denver Architecture Foundation

$40 non-members
Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer included

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