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Artist Name:

Elizabeth Murray

Nationality & Life Dates:

American, 1940-2007

Title:

Brush's Shadow

Date:

1981

Medium:

Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

116 x 86 1/2 inches

Credit Line:

Gift of Frances Floyd Cocke

Accession Number:

1981.54

Copyright:

© Elizabeth Murray

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway Level, Gallery 419
Through the combination of autobiographical references and allusions to everyday life in her work, Elizabeth Murray expanded the boundaries of large-scale abstract painting. In fact, Brush’s Shadow is a kind of self-portrait, composed of vaguely recognizable forms that are usually derived from objects such as tables, shoes, and coffee cups. The central green shape represents a brush (“the tool I use to communicate with”); the shape behind it (the “brush’s shadow”) is a figure, a substitute for the artist herself.



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