Brice Marden Cold Mountain

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Brice Marden: Cold Mountain

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In the early 1980s, American artist Brice Marden broke from his accomplished style and technique of monochrome painting to begin experimenting with new materials and new ways of making art. During this period he became fascinated with ceramics and painting from China and read work by Chinese poets, including the 8th-century hermit Cold Mountain (Han Shan). By the middle of the decade, inspired by forms of Chinese calligraphy, Marden had adapted the format of Han Shan's couplet poetry as a visual principle for his own art.

Curator Brenda Richardson explores the Cold Mountain works as a synthesis of the abstract and personal in Marden's development. This volume presents the complete series of works by Brice Marden, created between 1988 and 1992, in the context of its development through a series of sketchbook pages, drawings, etchings, and paintings.

Publication Details

Publisher
Dia Art Foundation
ISBN
9780940619098
Publication date
1993
Cover
Hardcover
Pages
154 pages
Dimension
11 x 10 in.
Publication credits
Brenda Richardson

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Brice Marden was born in Bronxville, New York, in 1938. He lives and works in New York City and Hydra, Greece.

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