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Fjord

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2008 Mel Bochner.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1984

Artist:

Mel Bochner
American, born 1940

About this artwork

Since the 1960s, pioneering Conceptual artist Mel Bochner has produced a diverse and compelling body of work focusing on language, geometric forms, and colors. Fjord is an example of the artist’s work with shaped canvases in the 1980s. The painting exhibits an ordered chaos of tactile colors and energetic lines. Bochner started with washes of gray-green then drew in red, blue, and forest green—first as washes, then as rivulets of pigment with paint thinner. The artist has said the beauty found in these works offers “an infinite number of unpredictable combinations. And because of the way geometry and biology are intertwined, the combinations are simultaneously geometric and organic.”

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Mel Bochner

Title

Fjord

Origin

United States

Date

1984

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

236.2 × 238.8 cm (93 × 94 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Gerald S. Elliott

Reference Number

1985.1119

Copyright

© 2008 Mel Bochner.

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