Crocker Art Museum
about the author
|Art Limited Editors|
|Published||September 22, 2017 at 04:46pm|
BeginningsCrocker Art Museum, Painting, Sacramento, United-States
Sunday October 8, 2017 - Sunday January 7, 2018 - Event ended.
A look at the artist's early work and evolution to maturity through 100 paintings and drawings that precede his shift to figuration.
This exhibition focuses on Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity. It features 100 paintings and drawings, nearly all from the collection of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, that precede his shift to figuration. These early pieces evolved rapidly from representational landscape scenes and portraits of military colleagues, to semiabstract and Surrealist-inspired depictions of topography and the human form, to the artist’s mature Abstract Expressionist paintings. Many of these pieces will be unfamiliar to the public, yet they offer a fuller picture of Diebenkorn’s precocious achievements and set the stage for what was yet to come.