Visit the Clyfford Still Museum & See the Special Exhibit Drawing/Painting/Process
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Modern art meets cocktail party at the Clyfford Still Museum's latest event, diSTILLed: Shift. Enjoy live music, have a drink (one included with ticket), sample hors d'oeuvres and check out the custom bikes on display from Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop and Alchemy Bicycle Company. In addition to celebrating Denver's bike culture, you'll be celebrating a unique time in Clyfford Still's paintings -- the four-year period from '38-'42 -- when he transitioned from representational to abstract. Plus, you'll see the museum's latest exhibit, The Art of Conservation, which covers the fascinating and complex considerations involved in housing, maintaining and displaying Still's work. Learn More
The Museum collection contains works in graphite, charcoal, pastel, crayon, pen and ink, oil paint, gouache (an opaque watercolor medium), and tempera (pigments bound with egg yolks and water), as well as photographs, limited-edition etchings, woodcuts, and silkscreens.
The relationships between Still’s paintings and drawings are particularly significant in his later work. After moving to Maryland in 1961, Still created nearly 1,000 pastels, mostly on colored construction paper. In addition to certain compositional associations between later paintings and drawings, these pastels also illustrate how new treatments of line, color, and space that he first developed on paper informed subsequent pictorial inventions in his large-scale paintings.
The richness of the Clyfford Still Museum Archives is also apparent in this exhibition. Small annotated drawings of human skulls and bones found within an anatomy book undoubtedly played a role in Still’s 1931 large-scale, charcoal still-life drawing featuring a skull as well as other paintings and drawings of the 1930s. This exhibition also features various archival Still photographs of farm machinery and other agrarian themes, which became prominent subjects in his 1930s paintings.