We are within 60 days of the end of this great art exhibit at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. Exhibits often have an extended stay at the various museums around Denver, so depending on whether you have lived here for a while or are just arriving, you should have plenty of time to seek out something worth your time and aligned with your interests. Located at 12th and Bannock St this museum of visual arts has many striking exhibits throughout the year that offer a fair variety of contemplative art for the engaging eye. General admission is usually never over $10 so you will get your time and money’s worth whenever you do decide to stop by. In Denver property management, we often have schedules so packed that time management is a necessary skill. When we can only fit in an hour for something like this, it helps to know that there is something you can glean from just an hour spent. During the summers of 1934 and 1935, Clyfford Still was a guest at Yaddo, the artists’ retreat in Saratoga Springs, New York. Still was a twenty-eight-year-old graduate student and teaching fellow at Washington State College in Pullman when first invited to Yaddo, and at the time, his resumé was minimal compared to other guests. Still remembered his time at Yaddo as “the first absolute free time in [my] life…to think, dream and paint.” Here, Still wrote that he began to “move away from painting as reacting to that which one sees from outside,” towards a “concept of painting as inner comprehension.” At the center of this exhibition and its accompanying catalogue are the 19 small paintings Still created at Yaddo. These renderings of regional farming scenes and rural landscapes represent newly introspective figurative work that Still understood as “bordering on the tragic” and “forcefully moving.” Installed in two of the Museum’s intimate, low-ceiling galleries, A Light of His Own also includes Still’s significant hand/head study on loan from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York.
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