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Hidden Beneath Diebenkorn's "Window"
Two hidden compositions lie below the surface of Window by painter and Stanford graduate Richard Diebenkorn, BA ’49. These hidden compositions were unknown to the art community except as barely visible reworkings, or pentimenti, until brought to light by Stanford student Katherine Van Kirk, ’19, during her fellowship in the Cantor’s Art+Science Lab. This installation shows the multiple layers uncovered through infrared reflectography as evidence—in a single painting—of the transition Diebenkorn was making in his art from figurative to still life and landscapes to the more abstract. Viewers will have a chance to discover the hidden works themselves through a digital media platform and in early drawings in the artist’s sketchbooks and other works in the Cantor's collection.
IMAGE: Student Katherine Van Kirk in the Art+Science Learning Lab examining Richard Diebenkorn’s Window. Photograph by Aaron Kehoe. Richard Diebenkorn (U.S.A., 1922–1993), Window, 1967. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Diebenkorn and anonymous donors
Ongoing every day from April 18, 2018 through January 6, 2019.
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive Map
Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am - 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES
- General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
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