Edda Renouf

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Edda Renouf
Element 16 Fire
Graphite on Rives BFK paper.
20 1/16 x 19 3/4 inches (51 x 50.2 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 fire. Renouf has said that her rural surroundings and frequent use of a fireplace during this period informed the work. In her artist questionnaire, she wrote, "The short aleatory graphite lines were drawn in clusters with a quick energetic gesture inspired by the energy of sparks and flames."


Signed and dated on recto, bottom right: "Edda Renouf 2 '91"

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