Clyfford Still Paper – Speare

Clyfford Still’s journey through art and painting is one that is characterized by the actual or the narrative transforming into the abstract. At the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, CO, you are able to follow Still’s work through each of theses stages. Still’s earliest works had a more somber, literal approach to human beings or figures in general. This approach was prevalent in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. His human figures, while it is obvious they are human beings, have actually been replaced by ominous, almost nightmarish figures.

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Intellectual Profile – Jenna Speare

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

            My name is Jenna, I am currently enrolled in my final semester here at CU. I will be graduating with a BFA in Film Studies with an emphasis in Animation and a BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography. Aside from my majors, I work heavily with film and photo editing, sound design and music. I hope to work for a while out of college before I pursue a masters degree in either Art History or Global Marketing and Advertising.

2. Describe an exhibition that you liked or found impressive. Tell us why. Please provide a link to a website, if possible.

 An exhibition that I liked was actually a permanent studio set up in Cuernavaca Mexico. In November I visited the Diego Rivera Studio, which had a significant amount of artwork by Rivera himself, as well as Frida Kahlo. It was entirely different for me to see this work up close in person, and was such an amazing experience. To see the artist’s personal space with their artwork within made the experience that much more powerful.

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