Edda Renouf

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Edda Renouf
Element 10 Water
Graphite on Rives BFK paper.
19 11/16 x 20 1/16 inches (50 x 51 cm)
Gift of Peter Freeman.

Renouf creates minimalist abstract paintings and drawings developed from her close attention to subtle properties of materials. This drawing, created in her studio in Washington, Connecticut, is part of a series of twenty drawings called the "Elements Series" and was inspired by the element water. She has written, "The experience of living in the country for three years became a source of inspiration for many of my art works, as I was moved by the closer presence of the seasons and the four elements." A series of staccato lines in graphite accumulate to create vertical strands that suggest the fluid movement of water.


Signed and dated on recto, bottom right: "Edda Renouf 2 1991"

Peter Freeman (New York); from whom acquired by the Morgan
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