Text by Paul Hills and Noah Dillon, Contributions by Brice Marden and Gary Hume, Author Tim Marlow
This catalogue marks Brice Marden’s first exhibition in London since 2000 and is notable for his in-depth exploration of multiple varieties of terre verte.
Brice Marden has furthered the traditions of abstraction with his exploration of surface, material, and color, from his early monochromatic work to his more recent calligraphic compositions. In this body of work, Marden has turned his attention again to the qualities of monochrome, exploring the possibilities of terre verte (green earth), an iron silicate/clay pigment, which came into use during the Renaissance. The catalogue highlights ten new, identically sized paintings measuring eight by six feet, employing ten different brands of terre verte oil paint in order to explore variations in hue and chromatic nuances.
About The Author
Paul Hills is a British art historian and professor emeritus at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He has written several books on light, color, and veils in Renaissance art. Noah Dillon is a writer who lives and works in New York. Gary Hume is an artist who lives and works in London and Accord, New York. Tim Marlow is Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Publish Date: September 18, 2018
Category: Art - Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General